Former TMO embezzled Rs 37 million, NAB tells SHC

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday informed the Sindh High Court (SHC) that former Taluka Municipal Officer (TMO) of Mirpur Bathoro, Mazhar Ali, was involved in embezzling Rs 37 million funds allocated for district Sajawal.

SHC bench headed by Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto was hearing a petition filed by Ali that he was being harassed by NAB in respect to an inquiry against him.

On Monday, the NAB filed its reply, stating that Ali issued 55 bearer cheques without any work under taken on ground and preparation of documents. NAB stated that he filed this petition to circumvent the normal process of criminal proceeding. NAB’s reply went on to say that Ali and former accountant of Mirpur Bathoro, Mumtaz Ali Channa and other accused totally embezzled Rs 39 million while misusing their powers.

NAB stated that he is not entitled of any relief. “The petition is not maintainable and should be dismissed,” NAB requested the court.

After the arguments, the court adjourned the hearing.

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