NAB Arrests Sindh Highways Department Official Over Rs16m Embezzlement

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Wednesday, 19 August 2015 09:47

ISLAMABAD: Sindh Highways Department official was arrested by the Natio­nal Accountability Bureau (NAB) Karachi on Tuesday for allegedly embezzling funds and misappropriating Rs16 million.

Assistant Executive Eng­i­neer Ali Murad Abro was arre­sted as the bureau’s Sukkur office continued its investigation against the XEN Highway Division Abdul Naeem Soomro and Tender Clerk Highway Division Qambar Shahdadkot Riaz Hussain Kalhoro who were arrested on allegations of misuse of authority and misappropriation of funds.

It has been alleged in a complaint to NAB that the accused illegally drew Rs16 million on the basis of fake and bogus claims of security deposits.

Investigator claimed to have found evidence establishing that the accused were involved in corruption which caused huge loss to the national exchequer.

Accused Abdul Naeem Soomro had filed a petition in the Sukkur bench of the Sindh High Court which was dismissed.

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