PESHAWAR: Accountability Court on Thursday convicted Murid Kazim, ex-minister revenue, involved in misuse of authority in illegal transfer of 1,976 kanals of state land.
Kazim during his tenure as K-P revenue minister, in connivance with other co-accused, illegally transferred 1,976 kanals of land to NFRO in 2010 when as per rules these powers were vested in chief minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa and subsequently illegally transferred 182 kanals of residential plots worth Rs253.46 million to officers of Revenue Department as kickbacks.
The accused persons Qayyum Nawaz, District Officer (Revenue & Estate), Riaz Muhammad District Officer Revenue & Estate and Gul Hassan, Assistant, Revenue Department, Mulazim Hussain, Patwari and Ihsanullah are also convicted by the courts in the instant case. Accused Ihsanullah Mehsud has been declared proclaimed offender for not facing trial and issued perpetual warrant of arrests.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 22nd, 2019.