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    Accountability court indicts former PM Raja Pervez Ashraf in Rental Power Plants scam

    July 01, 2019

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    Accountability Court Islamabad headed by judge Arshad Malik indicted former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and other accused persons in the Rental Power Plants scam.

    During the hearing, Raja Pervez Ashraf denied all the charges after which, the court summoned witnesses on 7th of next month to record their statements.

    The court decided to frame charges against him on three RPPs including Reshma Power Generation Private Limited, Gulf Rental Power Private Limited and Young Gen Power Limited.

    The RPPs case is about private power companies that faced allegations of receiving over 22 billion rupees mobilisation advance from the government to commission the projects, but failed to set up the plants.

    The ex-Prime Minister is accused of misusing his authority during his tenure as power minister for approval of increasing down payment to the rental power companies from 7 to 14 per cent, amounting to about 22 billion rupees.
     
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    Illegal contracts case: Accountability court to indict Yousaf Raza Gillani

    25 June,2019

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    Illegal contracts case: Accountability court to indict Yousaf Raza Gillani.

    ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – An accountability court has on Tuesday decided to indict former Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gillani in illegal contracts case.

    According to details, the court has summoned all the accused in the case on July 2 and copies of the reference have been handed over to them.

    Let it be known that the suspects include erstwhile premier Yousaf Raza Gillani, Farooq Awan and five others who are facing charges of awarding illegal contracts.
     
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    Corruption reference against Durrani, others admitted for hearing
    July 01, 2019


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    Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani was arrested by NAB in February.

    An accountability court on Monday accepted for hearing a reference against Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani and his family members, who are among 20 people suspected of amassing assets worth over Rs1.61 billion through unlawful means.

    Durrani, a senior leader of the PPP, was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from an Islamabad hotel on February 20 for investigation into his alleged movable and immovable assets beyond his known sources of income, 352 illegal appointments, embezzlement of public funds in the construction of the MPA Hostel and the new Sindh Assembly building, as well as the appointment of project directors for these schemes.

    Accountability court-III judge Dr Sher Bano Karim today admitted the reference after hearing arguments from the NAB prosecutor and the defence counsel.

    The court issued notices to all the nominated suspects to appear on the next date and adjourned the hearing.

    The accountability watchdog has named Durrani’s wife, Naheed Durrani; son Agha Shahbaz Ali Khan Durrani; daughters Sanam, Shahana and Sara; and his younger brother Agha Masihuddin Khan Durrani in the reference.

    Other suspects include the provincial speaker's personal secretary, Zulfiqar Ali Dahar; a schoolteacher named Shamshad Khatoon; real estate agent Aslam Pervaiz Langah; and town officer Shakeel Ahmed Soomro.

    The reference mentioned that the evidence collected during the inquiry and investigation established that Durrani after becoming minister for local government (from April 12, 2008 till March 20, 2013) and speaker Sindh Assembly (since May 30, 2013) accumulated assets/pecuniary resources worth Rs1,610,669,528 (after deduction of declared income in the Federal Board of Revenue) through illegal means and in active connivance with his 19 co-accused, who are his family members, servants and front-men as benamidars.

    It further said a supplementary reference would be filed, if necessary, after the arrest of the suspects who were absconders. The accused persons have thus committed the offence of corruption and corrupt practices as defined under Sections 9(a)(iii)(iv)(v) and (xii) punishable under Section 10 of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 and scheduled thereto, it stated.

    According to the reference, Durrani had declared his income to NAB from 1985 till June 2018 as Rs82,927,218 while the total gross income of the family as declared to FBR was Rs110,460,343. However, the properties/assets/expenditure incurred in his name as well as in the name of his family members/dependants and benamidars had so far been determined at Rs1,721,129,871. He failed to reasonably explain the difference of Rs1,610,669,528.

    It stated that assets worth millions of rupees were found in the name of his wife, daughters, son, brother and others, who allegedly failed to prove the legitimacy of the moveable and immovable assets.
     
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    this is so satisfying to see all these motherfuckers being held accountable for their crimes.
     
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    They are living in high class jails all accountability seems apparent and temporary
     
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    AC issues notice to Maryam for submitting fake trust deed

    July 09, 2019

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    Accountability Court Islamabad has issued notice to PML (N) leader Maryam Nawaz for submitting fake trust deed in Avenfield reference.

    The notice has been issued by Judge Muhammad Bashir.

    Maryam Nawaz has been summoned to appear before the court on 19th of this month
     
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    Judge Arshad Malik case

     
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    AC to indict Saad Rafique, brother on August 18 in Paragon Housing case

    July 16, 2019

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    The accountability court has fixed August 18 as the date to indict the Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique in the Paragon Housing Society case.

    Judge Jawad ul Hassan on Tuesday heard the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Khawaja Saad Rafique and Khawaja Salman Rafique. Both the accused were presented in court by the NAB team.

    During proceedings, the Khawaja brothers were provided with copies of the reference against them. The hearing was adjourned till August 18 when the Khawaja brothers will be indicted.

    On December 11, the accountability watchdog arrested Saad Rafique and his brother, after the Lahore High Court rejected their request for an extension in their pre-arrest bail in the case pertaining to the Paragon Housing scam.
     
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    Jails offer a better chance at survival in Pakistan than on the streets as poverty grips the country as stipulated by the IMF.
     
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    So that means the trust deed was original? Well we all know the answer to that so what are the grounds for turning down the petition?
     
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    NAB can approach IHC, if the petition is rejected then a review appeal will be filed, if it's rejected again then NAB will file an application in Supreme Court Registry and SC has already convicted Maryum Safdar in this case. It's an open and shut case. Her sentence is already written on the wall.
     
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    IQRA !!

    Judge Bashir today returned the petition, saying it was not maintainable on the basis of the fact that Maryam already has an appeal pending against the Avenfield properties verdict filed in the Islamabad High Court.

    Maryam was present in court today for the hearing. During arguments, NAB's Deputy Prosecutor General Sardar Muzaffar Khan Abbasi told the court that when the verdict in the case was presented, the bench had said that the matter of the use of fake documents would be looked at separately.
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    To this, Maryam's lawyer retorted saying NAB only had 30 days to appeal the matter, but the bureau had taken more than a year to do so.

    "It may be late, but it is [the] right [thing to do]," Abbasi responded. To this, Maryam's lawyer said that one cannot always be right.

    After hearing the arguments, the accountability judge dismissed NAB's application and said that the matter could not be taken further until the high court rules on Maryam's pending petition.
     
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    No its its temporary relief given by court due to petition in IHC
     
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    NO. This petition was rejected on legal technicalities alone.


    A technicality - two courts do not want to hear the "same" case.

    Another technicality - time taken to lodge an appeal.

    Look at the mentality of these people "one cannot always be right" - ie you can't do something because it it is the right thing to do.

    This is just a break.

    So any patwari's thinking this has excused Princess Tweetni of wrong doing - think again.