Senior PPP leader Amin Fahim, 11 others indicted in NICL scam

Accountability court indicts Amin Fahim along with a number of senior officials of the NICL in the land scam


Zubair Ashraf September 12, 2015
Court summons prosecution witnesses for September 30 after the accused persons denied charges

KARACHI: An accountability court in Karachi indicted former commerce minister and senior leader of Pakistan People’s Party, Makhdoom Amin Fahim and 11 others in the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) corruption case.

NAB court number 3 indicted the senior PPP leader along with former secretary of the commerce ministry Suleman Ghani and a number of other NICL officials in the multi-billion-rupee scam case.

Amin Fahim and Suleman Ghani were indicted in absentia with the court accepting their counsel's plea for exemption from appearance.

Read: NICL scandal: Warrants issued for Amin Faheem, five others

The judge also issued a notice to the former federal secretary trade Zafar Mahmud on the next hearing of the case on September 30.

Read: NICL case: Amin Fahim’s bail extended

On April 2, 2013, federal anti-corruption court issued bailable warrants for the arrest of Amin Fahim and five others for their hand in the said scam that had surfaced in year 2009, but the PPP leader was later granted bail for Rs0.5 million.

They were accused of causing financial losses to the national exchequer by violating procurement rules in the purchase of land in Korangi in the aforementioned year.

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