The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) sent a call-up notice to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s former health minister, Taimur Saleem Jhagra. It was learned that the NAB sent the notice to Jhagra to appear in person before a combined investigation team. He was accused in an inquiry against officials of the Health Department of procuring goods for Covid-19.
According to the text of the notice, KPRA rules and other laws were violated in the purchase of goods during the coronavirus pandemic.
The notice stated that during the investigation, it was revealed that Mr. Jhagra was in possession of evidence—information that relates to the commission of the offense. He is, therefore, directed to appear before the combined investigation team-III to record his statement regarding the decision taken by you related to COVID 19.
The notice said that non-compliance may warrant action under NAO-1999. The minister was sent a questionnaire as well. Meanwhile, former provincial minister for education Kamran Bangash was shifted to Dera Ismail Khan Prison, where a case was registered against him.
The KPK police have suddenly intensified their crackdown against Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leaders across the province. Most of the second and third rung leaders, like former Finance and Planning Minister Asad Umar, former Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari, and former Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, were arrested and later released. Many believe that this summon is linked with the crackdown against the PTI workers and party leaders.