Tauqir Sadiq to return to Pakistan in 48 hours

Return-ticket for Sadiq submitted to the court in Ajman.

Web Desk February 21, 2013

DUBAI: Former Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) chairman Tauqir Sadiq, will soon be handed over to Pakistani authorities, Express News reported.

Wanted by the Supreme Court in a corruption scam of Rs 83 billion, he is expected to return to Islamabad within 48 hours, reported Express News.

A return-ticket for Sadiq had been submitted to the court in Ajman yesterday.

Earlier, Sadiq's deportation had been demanded by the Supreme Court in relation to the cases that were already pending against him.

Other than the allegation of embezzling Rs83 billion during his tenure as OGRA chief, he carries another 10 allegations to his name of misconduct and a fake Master of Laws degree.

An inquiry committee had noted that the appointment of Sadiq as OGRA chairman was questionable. He fled to the UAE after the Supreme Court declared his appointment as OGRA chairman illegal in a landmark verdict in November 2011.

Three months ago the Supreme Court had ordered Pakistani authorities to work with their UAE counterparts to arrange for Sadiq's deportation back to Pakistan.


Nasir Mahmood | 8 years ago | Reply

A family from Multan is silent on this issue. Hope will be accounted for.

A - No.1 | 8 years ago | Reply

Dont believe it till he actually stands before SC bench.

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