Chairman NAB Qamar Zaman Chaudhry Corruption Scandals
By Sam on Dec 27, 2016
Chaudhry Qamar Zaman, Chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB)) of Pakistan, was aide-de-camp (ADC) to Late President General Zia-ul Haq. In 1982, after serving army for ten years he retired as major and joined Civil Service of Pakistan in District Management Group on army’s quota. But what is the story behind leaving army and joining civil service.
General Zia was on official visit to America with his wife. His flight was scheduled to take off from Islamabad and land at New York airport. Because it was an official visit, several gifts were also loaded on the flight to be given to counter parts in United States. Among those gifts, were the marble lamps, requested by an official accompanying Zia-ul-Haq to his visit to America. The flight was scheduled to take off from Islamabad International Airport but in the last minute, plans were changed. The itinerary changes in last minute caused several misunderstandings and mishaps in the planning, flight took off from Islamabad and went through Iran and Iraq before landing at New York airport but those marble lamps remained behind because extra cargo was added in flight. No one knew who was the owner of these marble lamps left behind on Islamabad airport, after fruitless inquiries by airport management, FIA was called. Federal Investigation Agency took the possession of marble lamps and found them stuffed with heroin. The agency made several arrests and trail led agency's officials to a serving captain named Capt. Qamar. He was ADC to General Zia and was known as General's "adopted son". Though no one dared to say in open, It is said that it was General Zia's wife Shafiqa who forced Zia to save the captain. So, instead of being court martialed, young captain was released and later inducted in civil services. This Captain Qamar Zaman is now chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and doing accountability of corrupts in Pakistan.
For full details of the story please read General Zia and his regime, by Uma Zykofsky reported on 6th October 1981.
There is another article circulating on the internet about further expeditions of his corruption. In the article it is claimed that Chairman of NAB is receiving partial pension illegally for the last 34 years, submitting false affidavit that he was without job and that he was receiving "no remuneration" from anywhere. Qamar Zaman Chaudhry declared himself as unemployed for 34 years by submitted a wrong certificate and submits an affidavit every month with his signature and thump impression even though he was working in Civil Service, progressed to secretary interior in 2012 and now Chairman NAB.
For full story follow NAB Chairman caught receiving partial pension illegally.
This story definitely will give a chilling shock your spine, especially to those who believe army is not corrupt. How can a person with heinous crimes of drug smuggling can be passed to civil service? How he can sit as sectary of interior ministry for years? How he can hold others accountable when he is alleged of corruption himself?