QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday arrested three suspects for their involvement in running illegal housing schemes set up on state land.
The accused had illegally sold out plots to hundreds of people for counterfeit housing schemes namely Mega City Kuchlak and Jan Town Kuchlak set up on the government land situated in Kuchlak area of the provincial capital.
The NAB Balochistan has devised a plan to arrest those government officers as well with whose connivance the housing schemes were established on the government land.
As per details, an inquiry carried out against Mega City Kuchlak and Jan Town Kuchlak revealed that the owners of the scheme, including Sahibzada Mohammad Yusuf, Sahibzada Mohammad Sadiq and Shabir Ahmed, had illegally established housing schemes on the government land.
The land mafia did not even bother to complete formalities necessary for setting up the housing schemes such as acquiring an NOC from the Quetta Development Authority. On the directives of NAB Balochistan Director General Farmanullah Khan the record concerned was taken from the offices of the illegal housing schemes.
Later, they were arrested from different areas of Quetta. The NAB has obtained the remand of the accused after producing them before the Accountability Court Quetta. More arrests are expected on the revelation of the accused. Further probe in the case is under way.
Meanwhile, according to a media report, NAB Balochistan has initiated an inquiry against allegedly a fraudulent company, Push On Marketing Limited, for looting millions of rupee from some people. The NAB Balochistan has already filed a reference against another fake company, Alliance Limited, for running an illegal business.
A NAB spokesman said here on Monday that the complaint verification initiated on the directives of the NAB Balochistan’s director general revealed that M/s Push on Marketing (Pvt) Ltd owners — Mohammad Idrees, Zahir Mashwani, Mohammad Karim and Kashif Aslam — have allegedly deprived a number of people belonging to various parts of Balochistan of their hard-earned money on the promise of providing them with new motorcycles or monthly fixed profit.