Hunt continues: Tauqir Sadiq's residence raided

Published: April 2, 2013
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Former Ogra chief Tauqir Sadiq is suspected of embezzling a total of Rs83 billion. PHOTO: FILE.

Former Ogra chief Tauqir Sadiq is suspected of embezzling a total of Rs83 billion. PHOTO: FILE.

ISLAMABAD: The residence of former Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) chief Tauqir Sadiq was raided and his property was sealed by government officials on Tuesday, reported Express News.

The residence is now in the custody of the court along with three other properties. Notices were placed on the properties that were sealed.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan failed in various attempts to get Sadiq, the prime suspect in a corruption case back to Pakistan.

Sadiq was provided deadlines to appear in court and a team was also dispatched to Dubai to bring him back to Pakistan, however nothing has materialized.

Sadiq was accused of embezzling a total of Rs83 billion during his tenure as Ogra chief.

He had taken refuge in the United Arab Emirates after his senior appointment at the regulatory body was declared illegal by the apex court.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • ishrat salim
    Apr 2, 2013 - 4:30PM

    how come court can be so helpless in such case….?

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  • Saeed
    Apr 2, 2013 - 4:39PM

    another case bites the dust, and another one and another one..

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  • Ali
    Apr 2, 2013 - 4:51PM

    He is one of the reasons why you are paying higher prices for gasoline. 83 Billion could have gone towards subsidizing the cost for consumers. Vote sensibly!

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  • Naya Pakistan
    Apr 2, 2013 - 4:51PM

    and so the saga continues. if he is without a passport the UAE should deport him, unless the higher ups in both the government are involved, which seems to be the case. We the people of Pakistan demand that this criminal be sent back to our country to face trial. otherwise the UAE should compensate for the monies lost.

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  • elcay
    Apr 2, 2013 - 5:55PM

    SC of India ordered the Govt. to bring back the Italian marines, and the Govt. did so by hook or crook. That’s the respect for the judiciary.Recommend

  • Anserali Khan
    Apr 2, 2013 - 6:23PM

    SCP should force him to come to Pakistan
    This guy is a thief and criminal

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  • A. Khan
    Apr 2, 2013 - 6:59PM

    @Anserali Khan: You are expecting our president the mastermind himself to bring back his minion. Do you see any logic in that ?

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  • Dr Imran Ahmed
    Apr 3, 2013 - 12:52AM

    @ishrat salim: The court has played its part and given an order. It is for the Executive to execute the order. The Chief Executives of the country have been a Raja and a Makhdoom, enough said.

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  • SHB
    Apr 3, 2013 - 5:35AM

    Next step should be to auction these properties.
    How about freezing all of his accounts and accounts of his family members like his spouse and children and immediate family members like his father mother, brothers and sisters.

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