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NAB files reference against Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman’s close Aide

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

05th Jan, 2021. 03:16 pm
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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday has filed a reference against Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) Chief Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman’s close associate Musa Khan.

According to the details, the reference alleges Musa Khan of illegally appointing scores of people including his son and nephew.

Khan, who is the emir of JUI-F’s tehsil Paharpur chapter, was also included in the inquiry of a case pertaining to assets beyond means.

The former divisional forest officer (DFO) Musa Khan Baloch was arrested on the charges of possessing illegal assets.

In a statement issued on the arrest, JUI-F Khyber Pakhtunkhwa spokesperson Haji Jaleel Jan termed Khan’s arrest as “political revenge”. He said that Khan was arrested while he was on his way to appear before NAB and asked: “What is the logic behind arresting a person who is cooperating?”

Jan said that NAB was “arresting people for their affiliation with opposition” figures.

When Musa Khan was presented before the court on September 25, 2020, after his arrest; an official of NAB told judge Shahid Khan that the suspect was possessing assets disproportionate to his known sources of income and that he was also involved in the misuse of official funds. He added that the investigation team needed his physical custody to interrogate him.

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