QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched a probe into more than two dozen accounts related to the Balochistan mega corruption scandal, according to NAB officials. Utv Pakistan Report
Sources in NAB who declined to be named told DawnNews that most transactions of local government funds for the municipal committees of Machh and Khaliqabad were made in more than two dozen accounts.
The volume of corruption in only two municipal committees, Machh and Khaliqabad, stands at about Rs2 billion, they said. The scale of the investigation will be expanded after the probe into these two municipal committees is complete.
NAB had arrested former Balochistan Finance Secretary Mushtaq Ahmed Raisani on May 6 this year and recovered bags full of local and foreign currencies. Raisani has been under the custody of NAB for over 80 days.
On Thursday, former adviser on finance Khalid Langove was produced before the Accountability Court for acquisition of remand by NAB. The court handed over Langove to NAB for 14 days’ remand for the fifth time. Langove has spent nearly two months in NAB custody.
NAB’s lawyer informed the court that the Bureau was investigating into all bank accounts being run by corrupt elements in Balochistan mega corruption scandal.
Khalid Langove pleaded not guilty before the court and said, “I am willing to appear before the honourable court any time”.
A large number of Langove’s supporters were also present before the court. Strict security measures were adopted by the administration to avert any untoward incident during the hearing.
So far, NAB has arrested seven officials including the former adviser to the chief minister on finance in connection with the Balochistan mega corruption scandal.
Langove resigned from his position as adviser after the mega corruption scandal was unearthed on May 6th.
NAB recovered more than Rs730 million from the residence of Balochistan Finance Secretary Mushtaq Ahmed Raisani, who has been accused of embezzling billions of rupees from local government development funds.