Raisani’s revelations to lead to more arrests
QUETTA— The former secretary finance, Balochistan, Mushtaq Ahmed Raisani, during initial interrogation has disclosed the names of political facilitators in connection with a mega- corruption case in the province, say sources in the National Accountability Bureau on Sunday, adding that a political figure was likely to be arrested in the aftermath of the revelations.
According to details, NAB is conducting raids to arrest the others on the identification of Raisani. Senior NAB officials have been probing Raisani’s involvement in corruption of over Rs 1 billion. The former finance secretary was picked up from his residence by NAB officials on Friday and an amount of Rs730 million was recovered from his home.
The National Accountability Bureau sources revealed that five to six well- placed officers in the finance department, among others, were among those likely to be arrested soon but provided no details about names of the officers. They also claimed that the accused secre- tary had made revelations with regard to an ongoing commissions and kickbacks in government departments.
Following the interrogation, NAB has taken all records of development projects from the finance and local government departments, as well as certain banks, into its custody.
The National Accountability Bureau is conducting raids to arrest the others on the identification of Raisani. The suspect has also revealed that if NAB had delayed the action for a day the amount would have been sent abroad through the hundi system.
NAB officials confirmed the cash was found from a locker and 14 bags stuffed with local and foreign currencies.
“Arrests are likely to be made but I cannot share details at this point in time”, Director General NAB Balochistan, Tariq Mehmood Malik said in an interview. He revealed that currently 150 cases of corruption were being investigated in Balochistan worth billions of rupees. When asked about investigation against legislators, he said, “investigation is underway against some former and some serving provincial ministers”.