ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday ordered the arrest of former media coordinator to the Prime Minister on Northern Pakistan Television, Khurram Rasool Butt and said that he be presented in court on January 27.
Butt is accused of receiving Rs630 million from his client on the pretext of getting his two companies – Sahara Gas (pvt) Limited and Pak Delta Enterprises (pvt) Limited – quota for Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) and a licence for export of oil to Nato forces in Afghanistan. Butt and his brother Shahid Mehmood, along with one Ghulam Ghose, were accused of forging the signature of the Petroleum and natural resources secretary on various agreements.
The court – which had earlier ordered the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to take action against two of its former director generals along with the principal secretary to the prime minister for ‘shielding’ the accused involved in the fraud case – said that the FIA was not following orders.
Rasheed A Razvi, the petitioner’s counsel, had earlier informed the court that the accused was being shielded by influential office-holders, who blocked the FIA from arresting the accused in violation of the court order.