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Balochistan mega corruption case unravels with new disclosures

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QUETTA: The corruption probe that led to the arrest of Balochistan’s former secretary finance Mushtaq Raisani by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), has further unraveled with the arrest of a contractor Asad Shah, ARY News reported on Saturday.

The NAB investigators have made progress with arrest of Asad Shah and on his indication recovered Rs. 5.7 million cash, gold and property documents from a bakery shop at Quetta’s Smungly Road in a raid.

Asad Shah is said to be brother of Sohail Majeed, the arrested front man in mega corruption case.

Shah has made sensational disclosures during questioning, the investigation sources said. Asad Shah has informed the investigators that he had transferred Crores of rupees in the bank account of an important person’s cook. Moreover, Rs 500 million amount was smuggled to Dubai by illegal cash transfer.

Balochistan mega corruption scandal unraveling with the progress of the probe bringing hidden faces in lime light.

NAB personnel on May 6, recovered a ‘treasure’ of local and foreign currency and gold from the residence of the Finance Secretary Balochistan, Mushtaq Raisani.

NAB officials raided the house of Raisani and recovered bundles of notes in local and foreign currency worth Rs 630 million. The bundles of notes – from Pakistani rupee to US dollar – were stashed in large bags, cardboard and plastic boxes.

The corruption treasure also included prize bonds and a large quantity of gold. The amount recovered was so huge that the officials had to bring in counting machines after they became tired of counting the currency notes by hand.

Raisani is accused of embezzlement of billions of rupees from the national exchequer and misuse of authority.

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