Magsi re­manded in NAB cus­tody

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

QUETTA—An Ac­count­abil­ity Court has re­manded ex-chair­man, Balochis­tan Ser­vice Com­mis­sion, Muham­mad Ashraf Magsi in the cus­tody of the Na­tional Ac­count­abil­ity Bureau for four days, here on Tues­day.

The Na­tional Ac­count­abil­ity Bureau (NAB) Balochis­tan had ear­lier taken ex-chair­man, Balochis­tan Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­mis­sion, Muham­mad Ashraf Magsi in cus­tody for mis­use of pow­ers and in­volve­ment in il­le­gal re­cruit­ment.

A spokesman for NAB Balochis­tan said that the NAB team pro­duced Ashraf Magsi be­fore the Judge of the Ac­count­abil­ity Bureau, Ma­jid Nasir who re­manded him in the cus­tody of the NAB for four days.

“Ashraf Magsi, for­mer chair­man of Balochis­tan Pub­lic Ser­vice Com­mis­sion was ar­rested by the NAB for mis­use of pow­ers, in­volve­ment in il­le­gal re­cruit­ment of two daugh­ters, one son and sev­eral other per­sons. “The ac­cused minted money in pro­vid­ing his help to sev­eral per­sons in il­le­gal re­cruit­ment in gov­ern­ment de­part­ments,” the spokesman said.

He said that a NAB in­ves­ti­ga­tion team had been in­ter­ro­gat­ing the ac­cused. “Ashraf Magsi was taken in the cus­tody by the NAB fol­low­ing in­tel­li­gence in­for­ma­tion of his in­volve­ment in il­le­gal re­cruit­ment,” he said. Fur­ther probe was un­der­way.

The NAB spokesman fur­ther said that NAB Balochis­tan had ac­cel­er­ated its ef­forts to ar­rest the ac­cused in mas­sive fi­nan­cial cor­rup­tion in dif­fer­ent gov­ern­ment de­part­ments.—APP

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