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National

December 8, 2010
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Wapda’s ex-chief engineer held

National

December 8, 2010

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Karachi
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB-Sindh) has arrested Mohammed Minhon Khan Chandio, a former chief engineer of Wapda, for defaulting on the payment of the remaining of a plea bargain amount he had agreed to pay in a corruption reference.
He was arrested after his pre-arrest bail application (CP No D-1161/2010) had been dismissed by the Sindh High Court.
An investigation found more than 40 properties in his name as well as in the names of his family members.
Chandio voluntarily opted for a plea bargain amounting to Rs56 million and deposited an amount of Rs19.05 million. However, he defaulted on the payment of the remaining amount of approximately Rs37 million.
Consequently, the NAB chairman signed a reference against the accused, which was filed with the Accountability Court in Karachi on April 22, 2010. The court issued non-bailable warrants on May 5 in reference No 01/2010 against the accused, who approached the high court for interim bail, which was allowed.
The accused filed a plea (CP No D-1330/2010) before the high court, seeking quashment of the NAB reference against him on the grounds that NAB could only recover the outstanding amount under the provisions of Section 33(E) of the National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), 1999, and could not file any reference.
After detailed proceedings, the high court announced a judgment on August 23, where the accused’s plea was dismissed. The high court ruled the provisions of Section 33(E) are not invoked and the Accountability Court may proceed with the reference on merit.

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