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NAB summons Qaim Ali Shah in Dadu, Thatta sugar mills cases tomorrow

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned former chief minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah in Dadu Sugar Mills and Thatta Sugar Mills cases on Wednesday, ARY News reported.

The NAB has asked Qaim Ali Shah to report at the bureau’s headquarters in Karachi at 3:00pm and bring along with the sugar mills record.

The notice issued in this regard on Tuesday read that he was protector of assets of the Sindh government as a chief minister. It said loss was inflicted upon the provincial government by selling the sugar mills for peanuts.

The accountability watchdog notice said the sale of Dadu Sugar Mills had imparted illegal profit to Naudero Sugar Mills.

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The NAB has warned the Pakistan People’s Party leader that legal action would be taken in case of non-appearance.

The district administration has directed for strict security on this occasion.

In a statement on March 21, Shah had claimed that the accountability bureau had been “directed to catch big fishes, but I am low profile man.”

He had said the anti-graft watchdog sent him three notices but they were not based on truth. “Documents failed to prove me guilty.”

The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Feb 7 had extended the pre-arrest bail of the PPP leader until March 21, in a case related to land allotment in Malir.

The Karachi chapter of the NAB had launched four investigations against the Sindh government officers and others for illegally allotting 307 acres of land in the Malir riverbed to various beneficiaries.

According to a statement, 307 acres in the Malir riverbed were illegally allotted to various beneficiaries in violation of law and rules by way of fresh allotment and exchange after squeezing the boundaries of Malir river.

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