Balochistan: NAB ready to file charges against five ex-ministers

Financial records of six ministers already under scrutiny.

Mohammad Zafar January 21, 2013
The corruption watchdog is already sniffing through the financial records of the said ministers PHOTO: FILE

QUETTA: With their powers taken away overnight due to governor’s rule, some former ministers of Balochistan have been left out in the cold at the mercy of anti-corruption officials.

Five former provincial ministers of Balochistan will face corruption charges, an official of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) claimed.

The corruption watchdog is already sniffing through the financial records of the said ministers, the official told The Express Tribune.

“Investigations are underway and soon they will be arrested,” he promised.

NAB has seized the records of six more former provincial ministers including Asfandyar Kakar, Ali Madad Jatak, Babu Amin Umarani, Haji Nawaz Kakar, Tahir Mehmood Khan and Engineer Zamrak Achakzai for their alleged embezzlement and misuse of power in recruitment for government jobs.

So far, investigations are underway against the eleven former ministers of the province and they could be arrested if the authorities find incriminating evidence.

The official said that the provincial office had contacted NAB head office seeking permission to arrest the accused ministers for their alleged corruption and misuse of powers.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 21st, 2013.


watchtower | 11 years ago | Reply

The state is being plundered in the name of democracy. They tell me that nothing is wrong with democracy but the people and politicians have failed it. I say where ever the fault lies, that should be done away with. let,s do away with our people in order to keep democracy alive or do away with democracy, bring a tyrant to put the fear of God into the hearts of the people and their leaders. How long can this country afford the corrupt rulers. for God,s sack the existence of the country has come into question. watch the TV talk shows or statements of the politicians, on both sides of the divide, they are filled with " ifs " and "buts" when it comes to the fate of the country.

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