Balochistan: NAB gets 4-day remand of Magsi

Ashraf Magsi

QUETTA: Former chairman of the Balochistan Public Service Commission, Mohammad Ashraf Magsi, was remanded in four-day custody of National Accountability Bureau (NAB).


Magsi was arrested by NAB yesterday on charges of irregularities and illegal appointments.

According to our correspondent, Magsi was sacked by Balochistan Governor Muhammad Khan Achakzai in 2014 over charges of irregularities and corruption, after NAB’s inquiry against him.

NAB accuses him of being involved in misuse of power, illegal appointment – including that of his son and two daughters – and embezzlement of millions of rupees, and taking bribery from candidates during his service as BPSC chairman.

The arrest came three days after NAB collared Balochistan Finance Secretary Mushtaq Ahmed Raisani for alleged corruption.

Bags filled with local and foreign currency worth more than Rs730 million were recovered from Raisani’s residence during NAB’s raid. He is accused of embezzling billions of rupees from local government development funds.

The accused has been sent into NAB custody on 14-day remand.