PCB COO charged by FIA for corruption

Agency is investigating against Ahmed on six charges

PCB COO charged by FIA for corruption PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

The Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Subhan Ahmed has been 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.

He is also accused of taking a hefty bribe for the appointments of 37 people in PCB, corruption in the air tickets for the Champions Trophy in 2013, taking bribe for contract of Islamabad Cricket Stadium, embezzlement of funds in the rental cars for PCB and infrastructure of domestic cricket.

Syed Fareed Ali, additional director of FIA, has confirmed that investigation is being carried out against Ahmed.

“FIA is doing investigation against him,” he said while talking to The Express Tribune. “The decision of Subhan Ahmed case will be taken on merit. If he is proved to be involved in corruption then he will have to go through serious consequences.”

Meanwhile, PCB says that FIA’s anti-corruption unit’s investigation is similar to the one carried out by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) earlier and they hope that Ahmed will be cleared soon.

“We have given all the answers to the charges levied on Ahmed by FIA,” said PCB. “Earlier, NAB has also put these charges on him and has been given clearance. FIA will also give clearance soon.”