Court acquits ex-MD PTDC from corruption charges

Business Recorder

ISLAMABAD: An Accountability Court (AC) Tuesday acquitted four accused including former managing director Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) Mir Shah Jahan Khetran in reference pertaining to illegal recruitment and corruption.

AC Judge Arshad Malik announced the judgment on a reference filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the former MD PTDC.

Khetran was accused of appointing 714 persons illegally in the PTDC and also leasing out corporation’s land below the market price.

Mr Khetran, who had been appointed by the PPP government, was removed from the post by the previous government of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) on Dec 1, 2013.

Later the National Accountability Bureau initiated an investigation against him and finally arrested him on April 13, 2015

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