QUETTA: As investigations continue into the Balochistan’s mega corruption scandal, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday recovered Rs5.7 million kept inside a bakery in Satellite Town area of the provincial capital.
According to NAB spokesman, the amount was recovered from the bakery on information provided by key facilitator Suhail Majeed who was arrested soon after the arrest of former secretary finance Mushtaq Ahmed Raisani.
NAB officials had recovered several bags full of foreign and Pakistani currencies, worth Rs73 million, from the residence of Raisani earlier this month.
During initial interrogation he disclosed the names of political facilitators in connection with the mega-corruption case.
NAB sources had earlier said that five to six well-placed officers in the finance department, among others, were among those likely to be arrested.
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.
“Arrests are likely to be made but I cannot share details at this point in time”, Director General NAB Balochistan, Tariq Mehmood Malik told DawnNews in an interview.
He revealed that currently 150 cases of corruption were being investigated in Balochistan worth billions of rupees.
Following Raisanis arrest and the recovery of embezzled money, the provincial finance adviser Khalid Langove immediately offered his resignation from the post.
Khalid Langove said that he resigned because his department is facing such grave allegations of corruption and foul play, which does not morally allow him to stay in his post.
However, Langove has been missing in action since then and also failed to appear before NAB despite prior notices served to him twice.
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.
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