Four ex-officials arrested in Gwadar land scam

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QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Balochistan, has arrested four retired officials of the provincial revenue department, including two former tehsildars of Gwadar.

NAB officials said on Tuesday that former tehsildars Mohammad Jan Jamaldani and Mohammad Jan Baloch, naib tehsildar Agha Zafar Hussain and Patwari Abdul Hafeez were allegedly involved in tampering revenue record of Gwadar district and selling lands to various people and companies, causing huge losses to the national exchequer.

Sources said that an initial inquiry had revealed that some other officials of the revenue department were also involved in this scam.

After Director General of NAB, Balochistan, Muhammad Abid Javed issued the arrest warrants for the four suspects, they were arrested by the intelligence wing of the bureau and handed over to the authorities for interrogation.

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