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Tauqir Sadiq brought back to Pakistan

February 28, 2013

Former chairman Ogra Tauqir Sadiq. -File Photo

ISLAMABAD: The main accused in the Ogra corruption case and former chairman Ogra Tauqir Sadiq has been returned to Pakistan through Interpol, DawnNews reported.

Tauqir Sadiq was brought back to Islamabad from Dubai on PIA plane 212.

After corruption allegations were brought against him, the Supreme Court took suo motu notice and ordered that he be arrested and brought back to the country.

A reference has also been filed against Tauqir Sadiq by the Rawalpindi Accountability Court.

The NAB prosecutor had sent a three member team to Dubai for his arrest, which included a CID officer of the Punjab police.

The team had returned unsuccessfully after not having the necessary documents, but returned later on with the required papers.

Tauqir Sadiq has Rs82 billion corruption allegations against him. He had been appointed during the tenure of former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

On 25 November last year, the Supreme Court had declared Tauqir Sadiq's appointment as Ogra chairman illegal, ordered NAB to investigate corruption cases against him and submit a report in 45 days.