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Court extends remand of Balochistan’s ex-secretary finance

NAB officials produced Mushtaq Raisani before the court today after completion of the earlier remand.

Defence counsel informed the court that the eyesight of Raisani has weakened during the remand time and pleaded to the court for examination of the eyesight of his client.

The judge ordered examination of the eyes of the accused and on the request of NAB officials, granted further 14 days remand for investigation.

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.

Treasure found from Raisani home

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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