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Raisani case: Balochistan lawmakers exchange heated words

Raisani case

QUETTA: Balochistan Assembly on Saturday witnessed uproar over Raisani corruption case as members of the treasury and opposition benches exchanged heated words, ARY News reported.

Lodging of strong protest by opposition members irked Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, who asked a commission comprising of opposition members to probe allegations of corruption against him.

The allegations surfaced after the recovery of a ‘corruption treasure’ comprising of local and foreign currency, and a sizeable quantity of gold from the residence of Finance Secretary Mushtaq Raisani.

Read: NAB recovers ‘corruption treasure’ from Balochistan finance sec’y residence

Dr. Malik warned that those raising hue and cry will also be held accountable after an inquiry against him.

“I will then lead an inquiry commission to investigate opposition’s corruption,” he said. “I have decided to name all those who sold out Reko Diq and Gwadar lands, and got the oil city registered in their name.”

Amid heated exchange of words, the opposition members walked out of the House in protest.

On the other hand, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has rounded up another facilitator in Raisani corruption case from Quetta. An accountability court remanded the suspect – contractor Asad Shah – in 14-day custody of the anti-graft body.

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