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NEWS October 16, 2017

Issuance of Sanctions Board Decision No. 99

Pursuant to Sanctions Board Decision No. 99 issued in Sanctions Case No. 434, the Sanctions Board imposes a sanction of debarment on Mr. Syed Asif Raza (the "Respondent") for a period of two (2) years.

This sanction is imposed on the Respondent for fraudulent practices as defined in Paragraph 1.23(a)(ii) of the World Bank’s Guidelines: Selection and Employment of Consultants under IBRD Loans and IDA Credits & Grants by World Bank Borrowers (January 2011)

Capsule Summary of Findings:

The Respondent was found liable for misrepresenting his work experience when he applied for a position in a Bank-financed contract in Pakistan. In selecting the appropriate sanction for the Respondent, the Sanctions Board took into account the Respondent’s cooperation and admission, and the period of temporary suspension and debarment served by the Respondent during the course of these sanctions proceedings. Full discussion of the facts, allegations, and the Sanctions Board’s analysis can be found in the published decision.