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Army, NAB to probe NLC scam jointly

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD – The army and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) have decided to jointly investigate the civilians and former military officials involved in National Logistics Cell (NLC) scandal.

This was decided in a board meeting of the bureau held here on Wednesday. The NAB’s prosecutor would be the communication officer in this investigation to be carried out by the bureau and the Judge Advocate General (JAG) branch of the army.

Three retired army generals were allegedly involved in mismanaging the funds of the NLC from 2004 to 2008 which cost the military-run organisation a staggering loss of Rs1.8 billion. Lt-Gen (retd) Khalid Munir Khan (officer-in-charge of NLC from Jan to June 2005), Lt-Gen (retd) Mohammad Afzal Muzaffar (officer-in-charge from June 2005 to Oct 2008) and Maj-Gen (retd) Khalid Zaheer Akhtar (director general from July 2002 to Jan 2008) were at the centre of investigations.

The meeting also decided to investigate the former chief finance officer Saeed-u-Zaman of the NLC.

The NAB spokesman told DawnNews that former Inspector General Police of Khyber Pakhtunkhaw, Malik Naveed, and DIG Khursheed Alam would also be investigated for keeping assets beyond their resources.

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