Court extends remands of two accused in mega corruption case by 14 days


QUETTA: Court has extended remands of two criminals involved in mega corruption case regarding Rs 630 million worth of recovery from former finance secretary Mushtaq Raisani’s house, reported Thursday.


Aide of the finance secretary, contractor Sohail Majeed and Executive Engineer of Communication and Works Department Swat, Tariq Ali were presented before accountability court of Judge Abdul Majeed Nasir and National Accountability Bureau requested the court to extend remands of both the culprits.

The court entertained the plea and extended remands by 14 days each.

On a plea regarding shifting accountant Nadeem Iqbal to jail, the court reserved the decision until July 4.

Raisani was arrested by NAB and suspended by the provincial government afterwards following recovery of hefty sum from his house in a raid. The officials had recovered wads of cash kept in bags.

On the other hand, Ashraf Magsi, former chairman of the Public Service Commission was presented before the court in case regarding corruption and violation of merit to appoint his relatives at different government posts.

A witness recorded his statement during the hearing while the court announced to indict the alleged criminal in the next hearing after a lawyer pleaded for it.

Magsi will be indicted on July 15.

Magsi among three was booked by the accountability department for irregularities in appointments at the commission. Two former deputy directors are also facing the charges pushed by NAB.

The court also heard a case about embezzlement of wheat in government’s warehouses and reissued former provincial minister, Asfandyar Kakar’s arrest warrant due to his absence.

However, accused in the case, former secretary of food, Ali Bakhsh made his presence sure before the court today in the hearing.

The hearing of embezzlement case was adjourned until July 18.