Illegal Allotment: NAB Granted Two Weeks For Filing Supplementary Reference

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The Accountability Court hearing the multibillion rupees fake bank accounts case on Thursday granted two-week time to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for filing a supplementary reference in illegal allotment of a welfare plot case. While hearing the case, Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir was informed by the NAB official that Bureau wants to file a supplementary reference as new incriminating material has surfaced against the accused. He sought some time from the court in this regard. The court granting the permission ordered NAB to file supplementary reference within two weeks.

Eight accused including Abdul Ghani, an official of Karachi Development Authority (KDA), Matanat Ali Khan, former metropolitan commissioner KMC, Sami-ud-Din Siddiqui, former metropolitan commissioner KMC, Najam-Uz-Zaman, former director Karachi Development Authority (KDA) Wing KMC, Syed Khalid Zafar Hashmi, additional director KDA Wing KMC, Syed Jamil Ahmed, assistant director KDA Wing KMC, Abdul Rasheed, assistant director KDA Wing KMC, Muhammad Hussain Syed, former administrator Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), and Younus Kidwai, director M/s Programme, appeared before the court.

Another accused Younus Kidwai, a close aide of former president Asif Ali Zardari, has already been declared a proclaimed offender due to his continuous absence from the court. The court after hearing the arguments adjourned hearing of the case till November 8.

Meanwhile, the NAB filed a miscellaneous application in the same court in fake bank account case seeking permission to conduct further investigations from four accused in jail. The accused include Hussain Syed, Abdul Ghani Majeed, Bilal Sheikh and Tariq Ahsan. The NAB officials told the court that they want to conduct investigations from the accused about loans taken by them from Sindh Bank. The accused had taken Rs 29 billion loan from Sindh Bank, they said. The court approved the NAB’s request and allowed the Bureau to conduct investigation from suspects in jail.

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