NAB Balochistan files reference against secretary WWB, others for funds embezzlement

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QUETTA: NAB Balochistan has filed a reference against Secretary Workers Welfare Board (WWB) and Chairman Scrutiny Committee, Attaullah Jogezai, Director Finance WWB, Gul Zaman and Deputy Director WWB Sirajuddin and others in Accountability Court on the charges of embezzlement in the scholarship grant earmarked for the sons of labourers.

Secretary Workers Welfare Board, in connivance with officials of WWB, allegedly embezzled scholarship grant worth Rs 9.236 earmarked for the sons and daughters of labourers reregistered with Employees Old-age Benefit Institution and Balochistan Employees Social Security Institution.

NAB investigation divulged that officials of WWB illegally awarded scholarship grants worth Rs. 9.236 Million to non-deserving persons having counterfeit registration cards of EOBI and BESSI

NAB, after initial probe, arrested Sirajuddin Deputy Director Workers Welfare Board and sent him to judicial lockup while the said accused was later released on bail.

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