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KARACHI: A judicial magistrate reserved on Friday order on a bail application of director general of the Karachi Development Authority (KDA) Syed Nasir Abbas in a case pertaining to falsifying facts to obtain a passport.

The Federal Investigation Agency arrested the KDA chief on Sept 16 for allegedly concealing his government job and obtaining a passport by declaring himself a businessman.

The suspect, who was remanded to prison on Thursday, through his lawyer moved a bail application and after hearing arguments from both sides, a judicial magistrate (south), reserved the order on bail till Saturday (today).

The FIA booked him under Section 6 (1) (a) (c) of the Passport Act, 1974. The offence carries punishment up to three-year imprisonment.

Published in Dawn, September 23rd, 2017