LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has initiated an investigation against Chief Minister Usman Buzdar`s most trusted lieutenant in the Punjab bureaucracy his Principal Secretary Tahir Khursheed and summoned him on July 8 in an income beyond means matter.
In a call-up notice on Friday, the Lahore NAB asked Mr Khursheed to present the record of his inherited properties on July 8. The NAB also asked him to provide complete details of the movable and immovable properties owned/ acquired/purchased/sold/ disposed of by him and his family members. `Details of investment in shares/companies by you and your family members, bank accounts held by you and your family members, copies of assets declarations pro formas submitted by you to the department and copies of income tax returns and wealth statements submitted to the [Federal Bureau of Revenue] should be provided to the bureau, the anti-graft watchdog directed Mr Khursheed. It is also investigating another provincial bureaucrat, Punjab Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education Secretary Nabil Awan, in an income beyond means case. Mr Awan had appeared before the NAB Lahore twice last month to reply to queries regarding the property in the name of his father on Raiwind Road, alleged irregularities in billboard advertisements in the Gujranwala division and his shares in the University of Sargodha`s Faisalabad campus. The investigation is under way. Mr Khursheed was posted as principal secretary to the chief minister late last year by Mr Buzdar after serving in two other important departments communications and works, and local government and community development.