QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court (BHC) approved the bail appeals of former finance adviser to chief minister Balochistan Mir Khalid Langove and former Balochistan finance secretary Mushtaq Raisani on Monday.
Raisani served as the former Balochistan finance secretary, whereas Langove was the former financial adviser to chief minister Balochistan. The BHC set bail at Rs5 million each for the two accused in the scandal.
In May 2016, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) raided Raisani’s office and arrested him. The officials also raided his residence and seized Rs730 million in cash and jewellery worth nearly Rs40 million. More investigations revealed that the finance secretary also possessed illegal properties in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority. Following that, several others, including Langrove were also arrested by NAB in the same scandal.
The same day, Chairman NAB Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal handed over the documents and keys recovered from Raisani to interim Balochistan Chief Minister Alauddin Marri during a ceremony held at the bureau’s provincial headquarters.
“The assets worth Rs650 million were recovered during a raid from Raisani’s home. The assets included foreign currencies, prize bonds, and jewellery among other things.” the NAB chairman said, during the ceremony.
Published in The Balochistan Point on July 30, 2018