Balochistan

Court extends remand of Mushtaq Raisani

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QUETTA: An accountability court granted further 14 days remand of Balochistan’s former secretary finance Mushtaq Raisani to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), ARY News reported on Thursday.

NAB produced the former provincial secretary finance before the court today after completion of the earlier remand. On the request of the NAB officials, the court granted further 14 days remand.

The court also ordered the NAB officials to arrange meeting of the accused with his family.

The court also granted 14 days’ remand of Nadeem Iqbal, allegedly a facilitator in the corruption scam. Iqbal was an accountant in Khaliqabad municipal committee.

NAB personnel on May 6, recovered a ‘treasure’ of local and foreign currency, and a sizable quantity of gold from the residence of the Finance Secretary Balochistan, Mushtaq Raisani, which the officials believe was accumulated through corruption.

NAB officials raided the house of Raisani and recovered bundles of notes in local and foreign currency worth Rs 730 million. The bundles of notes – from Pakistani rupee to US dollar – were stuffed in large bags, cardboard and plastic boxes.

The corruption treasure also included prize bonds and a fairly 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 manually.

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

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