Reko Diq Corruption Case: Court issues notices to all 26 accused

Syed Ali Shah:

QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Balochistan reopened 65 cases of mega corruption in the province in the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s verdict the other day. References reopened against three former chief ministers, former provincial ministers, lawmakers, and government officers, a well-placed in the NAB Balochistan disclosed this to Daily Quetta Voice.

On the orders of Director General NAB Balochistan, the legal team of NAB has submitted the files of about 65 cases in the Accountability Court Quetta. According to sources, DG NAB Balochistan has issued orders for immediate action on more than 30 cases.

NAB legal team started proceedings

Among the reopened cases are three former chief ministers, several parliamentarians, grade 20 and 21 officers and several influential figures, they revealed. In corruption cases worth billions of rupees in various departments including NHA. Work on investigations and references against corrupt officers and subordinate staff of Customs, QDA, Revenue, Mines and Minerals Food, PDMA and Health Department has already started.

Apart from this, legal action has also been initiated against several housing societies that have been defrauding the public. It should be noted that among the three accountability courts in Balochistan, one accountability court has been abolished following the orders of the former government, while the appointment of a respected judge has been implemented recently for one of the two accountability courts and the judge of the other court has been appointed.

In the current situation when the Supreme Court has issued work orders on closed cases, the appointment of judges has become very necessary to take these cases to their logical conclusion.


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