LAHORE: The head of Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB), has passed orders for holding inquiry into alleged corruption and misuse of power in the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Pakistan Hockey Federation (PHF) along with Pakistan Sports Board (PSB). In a major development, a statement issued by NAB on Friday said that its chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal has ordered the inquiry into alleged illegal use of resources in the three sports bodies. “The NAB Chairman has ordered that these inquiries be completed in two months time,” it stated. Interestingly, earlier this week some top officials of the PCB including its chief operating officer also appeared before the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to record statements in allegations of misuse of power and resources in the board. Just few days back when the reports emerged about alleged corruption in sporting federations, Najam Sethi, the PCB chairman, had termed it as fabricated and false. The PCB is one of the richest sports body in Pakistan and independent from any financial dependence on the government unlike other sports bodies including the PHF.Published in Daily Times, January 13th 2018.