KARACHI (October 23, 2017: NAB Karachi Monday arrested 11 accused persons wanted in Reference No. 50/2016,consequent upon cancellation of their interim bails by Sindh High Court.
The accused persons are charged for embezzlement of Rs. 5,766,479,766 purportedly paid to seven advertising agencies for awareness campaigns between 2013 and 2015. The accused persons jointly and severally in connivance with each other have been alleged for awarding the contracts to favour certain advertising agencies and to their own favour, in violation of relevant laws and rules and against exorbitant rates. The arrested accused persons will be produced before accountability court on Tuesday.
The accused persons include Sharjeel Inam Memon, Ex-Minister Information & Archives Department, Zulifqar Ali Shalwani, then Secretary Information & Archives Department, Mansoor Ahmed Rajput, then Deputy Director Information (Advertisement), Sarang Latif Chandio, then Information Officer, Altaf Hussain Memon, then Section Officer (G), Asim Amir Khan Sikandar, Senior Executive Director M/s Evernew Concepts Pvt.Ltd, Masood Hashmi, CEO M/s. Orient Communication Pvt. Ltd, Gulzar Ali, Director of M/s Adarts Karachi Pvt. Ltd, Salman Mansoor, Director of M/s Adarts Karachi Pvt. Ltd, Umar Shahzad, Proprietor of Daily Milan, Syed Naveed, Proprietor of M/s Media Power Link and Muhammad Hanif, Company Secretary M/s Evernew Concepts Pvt. Ltd.