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SHC dismisses illegal land allotment case against Qaim Ali Shah

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KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday ended up an inquiry of National Accountability Bureau (NA) against former Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, ARY News reported.

The accountability watchdog had initiated an inquiry against Shah regarding illegal allotment of the land in Malir riverbed in Karachi.

Former chief minister Qaim Ali Shah appeared before the high court bench today for the case hearing.

NAB prosecutor informed the bench that the accountability bureau didn’t found evidence against the former chief minister as the allotment order of the land was cancelled. He said the bureau has ended up the inquiry and will not further proceed.

Chief Justice Sindh High Court, Justice Ahmed Ali M. Shaikh directed the NAB authorities to complete its investigation first before arrest of any person.

The court also issued orders for return of the bail money deposited by Syed Qaim Ali Shah.

The Karachi chapter of the NAB had launched an investigation against Sindh government officers and others for illegal allotment of 307 acres of land in the Malir riverbed to various beneficiaries.

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