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Ex-PM’s media adviser gets 9 years in prison for bank fraud

RAWALPINDI: An accountability court here on Tuesday sentenced Mian Khurram Rasool, former media coordinator of the erstwhile prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, to nine-year imprisonment in a case related to a bank fraud involving millions of rupees.

The court also imposed a fine of Rs50 million on the convict.

It had earlier on Nov 22 reserved the verdict after hearing arguments from defence and prosecution sides.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed a reference against Mian Khurram in 2009 for defrauding a private bank of Rs71 million.

According to the prosecution, he had taken loans of Rs71 million, Rs10.2 million and Rs10 million from the bank which later declared him a defaulter on the Rs71 million loan.

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