Ashraf Magsi charged ....

Pakistan Observer - - IN­TER­NA­TIONAL -


The Na­tional Ac­count­abil­ity Bureau had ar­rested Magsi last month from his res­i­dence on charges of mis­use of pow­ers and in­volve­ment in il­le­gal re­cruit­ment, and later sent him to jail on ju­di­cial re­mand.

He was sacked by the gover­nor who had re­ceived com­plaints against him in Nov 2014.

The ac­cused were pre­sented be­fore the ac­count­abil­ity court, where judge Ab­dul Ma­jeed Nasar on Tues­day charged them over ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties and il­le­gal ap­point­ments. The ac­cused pleaded not guilty. The hear­ing was ad­journed un­til June 21.

A NAB spokesper­son ear­lier said that Magsi had been taken into cus­tody af­ter reg­is­tra­tion of a case against him in which he had been ac­cused of mis­us­ing his au­thor­ity as chair­man of BPSC.

“Mr Magsi got his two daugh­ters, who al­legedly hold fake de­grees, re­cruited in Grade 17 in govern­ment de­part­ments,” the spokesper­son said, adding that he was also ac­cused of get­ting his son re­cruited against the post of sec­tion of­fi­cer through il­le­gal means.

Two of Magsi’s daugh­ters, who were work­ing for the Balochis­tan Ed­u­ca­tion De­part­ment, were ter­mi­nated in 2013 af­ter NAB found their de­grees to be fake.

He said the for­mer chair­man had been ac­cused of pro­vid­ing il­le­gal help to some peo­ple in com­pe­ti­tion ex­am­i­na­tions.

Magsi is also ac­cused of mak­ing around hun­dred ap­point­ments in vi­o­la­tion of merit in BPSC.

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