NAB to verify corruption allegations about billion tree ‘tsunami’ project

ISLAMABAD: The Natio­nal Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday decided to conduct complaint verification of alleged corruption in the ‘Billion Tree Tsunami Project’ against the department concerned of the PTI-led Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government.

A meeting of NAB, presided over by its chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal, also decided to initiate a fresh complaint verification against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif for appointing Higher Education Commission chairman Dr Mukhtar Ahmed, a handout issued by the bureau said.

According to media reports, 19 employees of KP’s forest division are facing an inquiry for dereliction of duty and financial irregularities in the ‘Billion Tree Tsunami Project’ and another 60 officers have been suspended.

The KP government had said that no corruption would be tolerated in the project, which was expected to hit the billion-tree goal by the end of this year.

The KP government has so far spent

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