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Pak officials recover millions during anti-graft investigation

PTI
Published May 22, 2016, 9:19 am IST
Updated May 22, 2016, 9:19 am IST
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials recovered the money from inside a bakery in the Satellite Town area of Quetta.
On May 6 NAB officials had recovered around 730 million rupees in local and foreign currency during a raid at the residence of Baluchistan's Finance Secretary Mushtaq Ahmed Raisani. (Photo: AFP, Representational Image)
 On May 6 NAB officials had recovered around 730 million rupees in local and foreign currency during a raid at the residence of Baluchistan's Finance Secretary Mushtaq Ahmed Raisani. (Photo: AFP, Representational Image)

Karachi: Pakistan's top anti-graft official shave recovered a fresh haul of 57 million rupees from a bakery in Baluchistan region during an ongoing investigation into a mega corruption scandal involving bureaucrats from the restive province.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials recovered the money from inside a bakery in the Satellite Town area of Quetta yesterday after information was provided by a key facilitator, a NAB spokesman said.

 

On May 6 NAB officials had recovered around 730 million rupees in local and foreign currency during a raid at the residence of Baluchistan's Finance Secretary Mushtaq Ahmed Raisani.

Since that raid the anti-corruption investigations have uncovered a web of deception and corruption by government bureaucrats and officials who have siphoned off billions of rupees from development and other funds.

Five to six well-placed officers in the finance department were also suspected of involvement in the mega-corruption case and would be arrested soon, NAB officials said.

 

Director General NAB Baluchistan Tariq Mehmood Malik told a news channel that currently 150 cases of corruption were being investigated in the province amounting to billions.

Provincial finance adviser Khalid Langove had offered his resignation soon after the recovery of the cash from Raisani's residence and has since then gone underground. He has also failed to appear before NAB despite prior notices served to him on two occasions.

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