NAB arrests ex-Balochistan PSC chairman on corruption charges

Latest Update: May 9, 2016 | 549 Views
Ashraf Magsi

QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested former chairman of the Balochistan Public Service Commission (BPSC) Ashraf Magsi over charges of corruption.

According to NAB sources, Ashraf Magsi is accused of embezzling funds worth millions of rupees and recruiting officers above grade 17 in violation of merit.

Earlier in November 2014, the then Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai had removed Magsi from the post of Chairman of the Balochistan Public Service Commission (BPSC) over charges of irregularities and corruption.

A formal letter of termination was issued to the chairman by the governor after Balochistan High Court Judge Justice Naeem Akhtar Afghan concluded the inquiry.

Two of Magsi’s daughters, who were working in grade 17 of the education department, were also sacked after their degrees were found to be fake by the NAB.

Magsi’s arrest comes few days after the NAB officials detained Mushtaq Raisani from his office at civil secretariat after recovering cash amounting to Rs730 million and jewellery worth nearly Rs40 million from his residence.

NAB officials confirmed the cash was found from a locker and 14 bags stuffed with local and foreign currencies.

The accused was later sent on 14-day physical remand by a local court.


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