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PCB released all the details of Najam Sethi’s expenses

Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) on Saturday released all the details of Najam Sethi’s expenses incurred during his term from 2014 to 2018 as the board’s chairman and head of executive committee.

According to a document released by the PCB, Najam Sethi pocketed Rs70.19 million during his tenure from 2014 to 2018.

The former PCB chairman received Rs 10.5 million under Pakistan Super League (PSL) allowance, while Rs8.3 million were received under car, fuel, personal security and driver expenses.

Najam Sethi received Rs 3,651,636 under vehicle allowance, Rs 952,995 under Fuel cost of owned vehicle, Rs 942,647 under Fuel & Maint of Escort Security Vehicle and Rs 1,011,539 for driver cost as Chairman of PCB from 2017 to 2018.

Sethi also spent Rs 980,541 on Utility & Mobile Phone bills, Rs 1,680,867 on Security Guards & Servants and Rs 1,604,267 on Medical Treatment. ( From 2017 to 2018 as Chairman of PCB)

Sethi also pocketed Rs20.36 million under foreign tours, while Rs19 million under Domestic Travelling Expenses.

Apart from this Sethi spent Rs 11,796,940 on Vehicle Allowance & cost on security from 2014 to 2017 as Chairman of Executive Committee. 

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A special allowance was authorised for payment retrospectively to Mr. Najam Sethi for the period he was chairman of the Executive Commitee.

On the other hand, Shehryar Khan as PCB chairman pocketed Rs10.94 million and Rs8 million had been spent on the 80-year-old board chairman.

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Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) write a letter to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) requesting the anti-graft watchdog to open an investigation over alleged corruption against Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Najam Sethi.

The letter was written by PTI leader Javaid Badar in which he demanded the anti-graft agency to launch probe against the PCB chairman.

The letter stated that Najam Sethi was involved in corruption in Pakistan Super League (PSL) due to which he wasn’t letting the PSL audit report to be made public.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is set to go through a phase of in-depth accountability with the focus of scrutiny being the decisions taken during the reign of former PCB Chairman Najam Sethi.

According to sources, Ehsan Mani is keen on setting things straight within the PCB, after reports about misappropriation of funds and suspicious activity of some board officials.

It has been reported that PCB has decided to reopen old files in a bid to clamp down on employees who received massive increments without being eligible for it. Salaries of some officials were increased by more than double while a few employees also got double bonuses in the past couple of years.

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Subhan Ahmed was charged by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for being involved in corruption.

Ahmed has been charged with six cases of corruption which includes having more property than his earning and also building a farm house on Barki Road in Lahore.

 

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