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NAB conducts raids on Raisani’s identification to arrest accused in corruption case

QUETTA, 08 MAY, (DNA) – Balochistan Finance Secretary Mushtaq Raisani has started disclosing the names of his colleagues involved in the corruption.

According to details, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) 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.

Mushtaq Raisani was arrested from his office at civil secretariat after NAB officials raided his residence on Friday and recovered cash amounting to Rs730 million and jewellery worth nearly Rs40 million.

NAB officials confirmed the cash was found from a locker and 14 bags stuffed with local and foreign currencies.

NAB authorities have presented the accused in Judicial Magistrate Muhammad Hanif’s court. During the case proceeding, the court granted 14-day physical remand of the accused on NAB prosecutor Muhammad Zameer Chalgari’s request.

Meanwhile, the accused informed court that he is suffering from diabetes. On this, the court ordered NAB to provide full medical facilities to the finance secretary.

On the other hand, Balochistan government announced suspension of Mushtaq Raisani in a late night notification.The notification explains that the secretary finance was suspended following his arrest by the anti-corruption watchdog.

Advisor to Chief Minister on Finance Khalid Langau has also resigned from his post following Raisani’s arrest.

Raisani, an influential bureaucrat in Balochistan, has served as secretary finance for the last few years. He served in same position during the PPP government’s term. =DNA


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