November 29, 2021

Letter was issued without knowledge of Chairman NAB, Nasir Shah

Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, Advisor Murtaza Wahab and Parliamentary Secretary Qasim Siraj Soomro addressing press conference

KARACHI: Minister for Information Syed Nasir Shah has said that a NAB letter under which the place of domicile of all the government employees from Grade BS-1 to BS-22 has been sought, was issued without the knowledge of Chairman NAB.

“The NAB is not a services tribunal to check domiciles of the employees,” he said and added just after Eid the provincial government would give its stance.

Nasir Shah along with Advisor Law Murtaza Wahab and Parliamentary Secretary on Health Qasim Siraj Soomro was addressing a joint press conference briefed the media about the decision taken in the task force meeting.

Murtaza Wahab said that the NAB was only an anti-corruption body and it had nothing to do with the appointments, removal from services and such other matters. “They have crossed their limits by writing this letter and we condemned it,” he said.

Bahria Town row

Talking about the row between Bahria Town and the villagers, information minister said that the provincial government has taken strict action by removing Assistant Commissioner, Mukhtiarkar and SHO. The police on the complaint of the villagers have registered FIR against the concerned officials of Bahria Town.

Bahria Town is not being given shelter by Bilawal House, If so, why the action? Those who have done wrong will be punished by Bahria Town, Shah added

Qasim Siraj Soomro

Parliamentary Secretary on Health Qasim Siraj Soomro said that the health department was procuring vaccines so that mass vaccination drives could be started in the province. When the Sindh government sought permission to procure vaccine, it was not granted. Now there is a shortage of vaccines in the world when permission is granted.

We tried to buy 10 million vaccines, but the problem was price.

Nasir added that the chief minister has allocated Rs1.5 billion for procurement of the vaccine.