Posted on: October 31, 2019 Posted by: Staff Comments: 0

By Staff Reporter

Since September ’19, SDSB
“Urban Planning” instructor,
Suleman Ghani, has been held in
custody over the Chiniot mines
case by the National Accountability
Bureau.
For over a year, the NAB has
been involved in an ongoing anticorruption
trail on civil servants.
From one of the many brought to
light was Ghani. As a member of
the Punjab Mineral Development,
the 70-year-old retired bureaucrat
was accused of being unable to raise
any questions on the decision of the
joint venture of iron ore deposits
in Chiniot. According to The
News, this development favoured
a company, owned by a previous
suspect, Arshad Waheed.
Ghani’s defense to this was shared
by The News:
“I (Suleman Ghani) was ex-official
member of the Board and I did
not attend this meeting in my
personal capacity. The Planning
and Development Board was
represented by the official concerned
and the matter was handled at that
level. At no stage was the case put
up to me.”
As per national newspapers, Ghani
has been said to own a 10-kanal,
and a 20-kanal plot, and an underconstruction
house on 30-kanal. The
NAB is carrying out an investigation
to determine how he owns assets
beyond his sources of income.
The LUMS university has
responded immediately by replacing
Ghani with another professor.

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