Mushtaq Raisani Khalid Langove convicted in Balochistan mega corruption scandal

Mushtaq Raisani Khalid Langove convicted in Balochistan mega corruption scandal

Syed Ali Shah :

Accountability Court Quetta on Tuesday convicted former secretary finance, Mushtaq Raisani, and former finance adviser Khalid Langove in the Balochistan mega corruption scandal.

The court convicted Mushtaq Raisani for 10 years imprisonment and transfer of his properties to the government. Judge of the Accountability Court Munawar Shahwani announced the judgment.

The court also convicted Mir Khalid Langove for 26 months imprisonment in the mega corruption scandal. Sources in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) say the volume of the corruption in the mega scandal was over Rs. 2 billion. Both the accused declared disqualified for any public office for a period of 10 years, Spokesman NAB said after the judgment.

Hafiz Basit and Faisal Jamal acquitted

The AC-1 however acquitted former secretary of local government, Hafiz Basit, and local government officer Faisal Jamali in the mega corruption scandal. Hafiz Basit is currently serving as the Additional Chief Secretary (Development) of Balochistan. NAB prosecutor could not establish any evidence against the two former secretaries of the local government.

Cour orders confiscation of currencies 

The court also ordered the confiscation of domestic, foreign currencies, jewelry, prize bonds, movable and immovable properties recovered from Mushtaq Raisani.

Bags full of cash recovered from Mushtaq Raisani 

Law enforcement agencies recovered PKR 650 million in cash and jewelry in a raid conducted at Raisani’s residence in May 2016. The authorities uncovered evidence indicating the former secretary of finance owned multiple residential properties in Defence Housing Authority, Karachi.

Langove tenders resignation after the scandal 

Khalid Langove tendered resignation. NAB officials arrested Mr. Langove on the premises of the Balochistan High Court after the cancellation of bail on May 25, 2016. Mr. Langove through his counsel had filed an application seeking bail before arrest from the court. He was shifted to the regional headquarter of the anti-corruption bureau.

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