First reference filed against nine suspect
Pakistan’s accountability has filed its first reference in the fake accounts case.
The reference was submitted in an accountability court in Islamabad on Wednesday. It has been filed against former KMC administrator Hussain Syed, former metropolitan commissioner Matanat Ali Khan, Sameeuddin Siddiqui, Najamuzzaman, Syed Khalid Zafar Hashmi, Saeed Jameel Ahmed, Abdul Rasheed, and others.
Eight people named in the reference have worked in either KMC or KDA.
The suspects have been accused of illegally allotting the land reserved for building temples and libraries. According to NAB, the suspects illegally granted the land to former president Asif Ali Zardari and business partner Younus Kidwai. It has seized two plots worth Rs600 million in Karachi’s Clifton.
NAB said that it has solid evidence against the suspects and requested the court to sentence them according to the NAB Ordinance.
The registrar has forwarded the case to Accountability Court-I after scrutinizing the reference.
Hussain Syed, on the other hand, has been granted bail by the Sindh High Court.
An earlier version of the story said that properties were worth Rs600. The error has been corrected.