NAB issues arrest warrants for ex-Sindh minister Jam Khan Shoro
KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday issued arrest warrants for former Sindh Local government minister Jam Khan Shoro on charges of illegal allotment of plots, ARY News reported.
Shoro is currently the MPA elected from PS-62 Hyderabad-I on the PPP ticket.
According to sources, the Pakistan People’s Party leader is accused of embezzlement in the funds of local government and special teams have been constituted for his arrest.
The sitting MPA has reportedly approached the Sindh High Court to seek bail before arrest.
NAB sources informed that Shoro illegally sold 19 Karachi Development Authority plots using his influence as the local government minister.
The NAB charge-sheet against him states that the ex-minister indulged in corruption that cost national exchequer billions of rupees.
#PPP Minister #LocalGovtSindh Mr. @jamkhanshoro & Ex Minister Mr. Mohin Lal Kohistani met with former President Pakistan @AAliZardari Sb & President #PPP Women’s wing Adi @FaryalTalpurPk sahiba . pic.twitter.com/k8bS9bagXK
— JamKhanShoroPPP.PS62 (@JamKhanShoroPPP) May 27, 2018
The PPP leader is also facing a charge of setting up a petrol pump on a land of a water hydrant in Hyderabad’s Qasimabad area.
Jam Khan Shoro had won the general elections for PS-62 constituency of Sindh; a probe against him was launched by the accountability watchdog in October last year.
A petition regarding the candidacy of Shoro was also filed before the Sindh High Court; the petitioner Mehboob Abro, had claimed that Shoro was not qualified to contest the elections, alleging that the former provincial minister was involved in forging the land record.
In September, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested the alleged frontman of Jam Khan Shoro, Anwar Kamber.