NAB Sends Questionnaire to JUI-F Chief

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) located in the province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) has sent a questionnaire to the Chief of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F), Maulana Fazlur Rehman, due to some serious corruption allegations. The questionnaire contains 26 points. 

The anti-graft body of the province has asked that the head of the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) submit his reply by the 24th of December. He has also been told to present evidence. Failure to do either will result in legal action being taken against the Maulana and he has been warned about it as well. 

The NAB has specifically asked for various details regarding the sources of income of the chief himself, as well as his father. In addition, they have asked him to submit details of the properties that his father purchased and inherited. The Maulana also has to provide documents of the properties that he owns and inherited along with those of his family members. 

Moreover, the JUI-F Chief has been asked to submit the documents that show the sources of income for the 15 marla and two kanal agriculture land, and 64 kanal land located in Dera Ismail Khan that was purchased in his son’s name. 

The anti-graft watchdog made several other inquiries as well. For example, they sought details of the source of income of the property owned by Rehman’s son in the cantonment of Multan. The property in question is a five marla land. In addition, they asked for further details of any land that was bought by him in the name of any of his family members, or they themselves bought. 

The NAB presented additional questions about the nature of his party’s relationship with some individuals. These were listed as Mohammad Jalal, Gul Asghar, Sher Bahadur, Noor Asghar, Abdul Rauf, Mohammad Ashraf, Din Mohammad, Shaukat Khan, Sharifullah, Yasir, Haji Shahzada, Abrar Ali Shah, Mohammad Ramzan, and Abrar Ahmad. 

The questionnaire also requires details of any assets that were owned by the chief of JUI-F himself and his family members that they did not buy but, were given as gifts. It also asks the Maulana to disclose all that was bought along with the assets and land received as gifts. 

The anti-graft body asked the head of PDM to describe the assets that he and his family sold. It stated that all homes, shops, and hotels that he or either his family members had built in the name of others should be discussed in detail. 

Furthermore, Rehman was asked to disclose the details of all election expenses incurred by his party. He also has to submit documents that have a complete record of the expenses made by him and his family members on trips abroad. The reason for these trips was also asked along with the details of the bank accounts of his family members. 

The NAB, additionally, stated that the Maulana should provide details of the bank account he is currently using, even if it belongs to someone else. He is also required to submit details of the madrassas that operate under his supervision, as well as their registration, income details, and account.