KARACHI: The Sindh high courtroom was informed on Tuesday that the investigations have been finished against former provincial law minister Ziaul Hasan Lanjar and a reference could be filed towards him upon getting approval from the capable authority.
Mr Lanjar, who has recently been elected vice chairman of the Sindh Bar Council, had approached the SHC in 2017 looking for bail after the country wide responsibility Bureau had ordered an inquiry concerning his alleged involvement in corrupt practices and gathering wealth beyond his regarded way of earnings.
when the case came up for listening to earlier than a two-judge bench headed by Justice Mohammad Iqbal Kalhoro, a NAB prosecutor informed the bench that the investigations have been finished and the petitioner become allegedly observed involved in misusing authentic authority and embezzlement of public finances.
The prosecutor submitted that the previous minister embezzled public funds inclusive of the funds allotted for a clinical university and allegedly deposited the equal in financial institution accounts through his frontman.
PA speaker’s own family booked in a graft case have fled overseas, NAB tells court
He stated that the reference had been sent to the NAB chairman for approval and it'd be filed in court after his approval.
The bench directed NAB to record a document until Aug 22 about submission of the reference.
PA speaker’s bail plea to be heard on Aug 7
The identical bench on Tuesday constant Aug 7 as the date for listening to arguments on the bail utility of Sindh meeting Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani.
NAB had arrested the provincial meeting speaker in February in a motel in Islamabad for investigations. Later, it filed a reference in opposition to him, his brother Agha Masihuddin Khan and other own family members, such as his wife, little kids, in addition to thirteen others before an duty courtroom in Karachi.
The speaker, thru his legal professional, had moved the SHC for bail while the brother of the applicant and some other suspects additionally approached the SHC to are seeking interim pre-arrest bail.
On Tuesday, a NAB prosecutor submitted that the circle of relatives individuals of Mr Durrani had fled the united states of america, maintaining that NAB had already filed a reference after gathering enough evidence to prove the allegations.
The lawyer for the applicant argued that his client have been in prison for over four months and requested for urgent listening to of the bail software.
The bench observed that the instantaneous hearing of the bail plea became now not possible due to summer season holidays in courts and stuck the matter for Aug 7.
NAB had arrested the provincial assembly speaker to interrogate him for allegedly amassing movable and immovable belongings beyond his known source of income, making 352 unlawful appointments, embezzlement of public budget in the creation of the MPA Hostel and the brand new Sindh assembly building in addition to appointment of challenge directors for those tasks.
In may, NAB had filed a reference in opposition to him and others and alleged that he gathered property worth over Rs1.61 billion through unlawful method.
posted in sunrise, July 10th, 2019