MULTAN: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Asmat Mehmood ex-circle registrar for misuse of authority and facilitating illegal allotment of plots in the Government Officials Cooperative House Building Society. The accused in his official capacity, misused his position and facilitated other co-accused persons for illegally reactivating Government Officials Cooperative House Building Society Multan in 2010, which was defunct since 1959, said an official press release on Monday. Mehmood facilitated other co-accused for illegal allotment of 1,946 plots in violation of bye-laws in both the phases. The accused was arrested on December 31, upon his return from Saudi Arabia, and was produced before duty judge who granted the physical remand for four days. The co-accused Iqbal Ahmed, ex-Inspector Cooperatives Multan, Muhammad Walayat Khan, Deputy Registrar Bahawalpur Division (Ex-District Officer Cooperatives Multan), Malik Naseer Ahmed Bhatti and other co-accused illegally used the LOGO of MDA, thereby giving a false impression to general public luring them and thus collected Rs1.2 billion.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 2nd, 2018.
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