ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau on Tuesday filed a reference in the Sindh High court against PPP leader Jam Khan Shoro and 14 others for owning assets beyond their known sources of income.
According to sources, the proposed reference along with statements of more than 70 witnesses in the case has been sent to Chairman NAB, Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal for the approval.
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The statement of NAB Deputy Director Forensic Muhammad Naseem and Board of Revenue Micro Filming officer’s statement is also part of the record.
The anti-graft watchdog body was allowed to investigate against Jam Khan on July 1st, the prosecutor of the accountability bureau told the court.
The former provincial minister is facing charges of accumulating assets beyond known sources of his income and also accused of illegal allotment of land for a Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) station in Hyderabad’s area of Qasimabad.
The suspects have also been charged with unlawful allotment of government land.
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The court has given the bureau till January 28 to submit a detailed report on the reference.
It has also delayed the hearing of bail petitions filed by Shoro and the other suspects.
Last year, former Sindh local government minister Shoro was accused of being involved in illegal allotment of government land.
Which caused Rs180 million loss to the national exchequer.
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He reportedly illegally sold properties in Karachi’s Gulistan-e-Jauhar.
The PPP leader was accused of grabbing 262 acres in Kohistan too.