The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials produced the former provincial secretary before the court today after completion of the earlier remand. The accountability officials requested to the court for granting further remand of 14 days of Raisani for further questioning in the case. The court granted the request.
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 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 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 by hand.
Raisani is accused of embezzlement of billions of rupees from the national exchequer and misuse of authority.
The NAB court also granted 14 days remand of the accountant of Khaliqabad Municipal Committee to NAB.
Accountant Iqbal was arrested yesterday by the NAB officials under corruption charges.