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NAB apprehends 6 in Multan Metro Bus Project scam

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MULTAN: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday apprehended six officials of the Multan Development  Authority (MDA), including former chief engineer Sabir Khan Sadozai, in connection with Metro Bus Project (MBP) scam.
The sources in NAB confirmed to APP Thursday evening the arrest of six officials in the case. Those arrested included MDA’s XENs Riaz Hussain, Amanat and SDOs Moanam Saeed, Manzoor Hussain, Rana Wasim besides ex-chief engineer Sabir Khan Sadozai, the sources added.
NAB authorities had already got the record of MBP from the MDA, the sources said and added ex-chief engineer Sabir Khan Sadozai had retired during the project and later was hired on contract for the MBP.
When contacted Director General MDA, Rana Rizwan Qadeer said that NAB had called Director Engineering Nazir Chaughtai to its office in the morning, adding that XEN Manzoor Hussain and SDOs Moanam Saeed, Manzoor Hussain, Rana Wasim had also gone to the Multan NAB office today.
To a question, he replied that the record of MBP was already with the NAB. According to NAB Multan spokesperson, the six accused would be produced before the court on Friday for physical remand.

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IS-claimed suicide attack kills 15 in N. Syria

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QAMISHLI: A suicide attack claimed by the Islamic State group killed 15 people including a US serviceman today in the northern Syrian city of Manbij near the Turkish border.
Nine civilians and five US-backed fighters were among the dead in the attack on a restaurant in the flashpoint city, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Rubble littered the outside of the eatery in the city center, footage from a Kurdish news agency showed, and its facade was blackened by the blast.
The Britain-based Observatory, which relies on a network of sources in Syria, said it was the first such suicide attack in the city against the US-led coalition fighting IS in 10 months. The bombing came as Kurds who control a large swathe of northern Syria rejected a Turkish plan to set up a “security zone” on the Syrian side of the border.

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Accountability Courts convicts two including a banker for embezzlement

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KARACHI: Accountability Court of Karachi here on Wednesday sentenced five years rigorous imprisonment and Rs 15 million and Rs 10 million each to Sheikh Mohammad Asghar and Nazir Ahmed Toni accused of usurping state property and embezzlement of public money.

The two were convicted under Reference No.65/2007, 66/2007. 67/2007 and 16/2009 with case titled as State vs Sheikh Mohammad Asghar and others.

Case of depositing pay order meant for Excise and Taxation Department in fake account for personal gain against the accused
was well established by the public prosecutors leading to conviction announced by the court, said a government spokesman.

According to details the branch account was opened by Nazir Ahmed Toni as the Bank Manager of the National Bank of Pakistan, Dockyard branch, Karachi.

The prosecution made out the case against accused of  illegally depositing pay order worth Rs.3,035,102/- issued by Pakistan Steels.

 

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Op Radd-ul-Fassad: Four TTP terrorists killed in Hangu

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RAWALPINDI: Four terrorists of proscribed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were killed in an intelligence based operation (IBO) conducted by security forces on a terrorist hideout in Hangu on early Wednesday.

The terrorists were killed during exchange of fire, said a press release issued here by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The killed terrorists were involved in suicide attack in Kalaya, Hangu on November 23, last year.

The IBO was carried out as part of the ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fassad.

 

 

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