NAB hands over Rs382m land to govt of Balochistan

Updated August 02, 2019

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NAB Balochistan seized  Sohail Majeed Shah's surety land and handed it over to the Balochistan government.  — NAB website/File
NAB Balochistan seized Sohail Majeed Shah's surety land and handed it over to the Balochistan government. — NAB website/File

QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Balochistan, has handed over the agriculture land worth Rs382 million to the Balochistan government after the front man of the suspect of corruption scam in the finance department, Sohail Majeed Shah, failed to deposit the remaining amount of the plea bargain approved by the accountability court.

A NAB spokesman said here on Thursday that contractor Sohail Majeed Shah, the front man of former finance adviser Khalid Langov and Balochistan’s former secretary of finance Mushtaq Raisani, had admitted to having committed corruption and sought a plea bargain of Rs960 million with NAB.

After approval of the plea bargain by the accountability court, he had deposited Rs460 million in the national exchequer and attached 388 acres of agriculture land worth Rs382 million in the Sobatpur district of Nasirabad division as a surety.

However, despite several reminders, the accused failed to deposit the remaining amount. Subsequently, NAB Balochistan seized the surety land and handed it over to the Balochistan government.

Likewise, an order was also issued to the deputy commissioner of Sobatpur to deposit the agriculture income of the confiscated land in the national kitty.

Published in Dawn, August 2nd, 2019