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NAB Acquits Ex-Power Secretary After He Returns Rs2Billion Bribe Money

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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday acquitted former Water and Power Secretary Shahid Rafi after he returned Rs2 billion bribe money to the corruption watchdog.

According to Times of Islamabad, Rafi expressed his willingness to return the money of bribe in the rental power case. He also confessed to taking kickbacks.

Shahid Rafi had earlier agreed to be an approver for the NAB. Another accused in the case Laeeq Ahmed confessed to having accepted a Rs1 million bribe in rental power case. NAB said that suspect Laeeq received the money from Babar Zulqarnain through his daughter.

On Wednesday, the accountability court extended the physical remand of Cannock Global Enterprises Limited Director Laeeq Ahmed in rental power case till May 13. The remand was extended because another off-shore company had emerged in his name.

NAB prosecutor told the court that transactions have also been made in the accounts of his relatives which have yet to be investigated. Laeeq, however, claimed that the second company was established in place of the first one. He said that since the first one was closed down.

The court allowed the accused to meet his family members and then extended his remand period.

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1 Comment

  1. Nasir Gulzar May 11, 2019

    Although the NAB recovered huge money from Shahid Rafi but who would be responsible for the consequential damages made to Pakistan due their this ill act. I think such people should be hanged along with their next of kin ( as they all knew and part of the their ill deeds) after confiscation of all ill gotten money from them and from those to whom these have been transferred. All the moneys they received as emoluments during the service should also be recovered from them and from those to whom these have been transferred . All end of service benefits should also be immediately stopped


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