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DC Qambar-Shahdadkot sentenced to seven years for corruption

SUKKUR: An accountability court (AC) in Sukkur announced its reserved judgment in the Municipal Corporation Sukkur corruption case.

The court awarded seven years imprisonment to Deputy Commissioner Qambar-Shahdadkot Javed Ahmed Jagirani along with eleven others co-accused in the case. The deputy commissioner and other accused were taken into custody after the verdict was announced.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Sukkur had filed Rs64.77 million corruption reference against seven officers, including administrators of the Municipal Corporation Larkana, Deputy Commissioner Qambar-Shahdadkot and others.

The NAB had investigated corruption during development works by the Municipal Corporation, Larkana, from 2012 to 2014. One accused Abdul Qadir Sheikh, who was a contractor has passed away, while three other struck plea bargain with the NAB.

In another case, the Accountability Court, Sukkur on February 11 indicted 46 accused in a corruption reference of Rs114.57 million. The NAB reference was filed against 46 officials of Taluka Council Gharhi Yaseen, district Shikarpur.

The NAB had submitted its investigation report to the accountability court in Sukkur. The judge of the accountability court indicted 46 accused including Agha Jahanghir, Agha Abdul Khaliq, Abdul Rasheed Malik and others. The accused pleaded not guilty.

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