Karachi: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Thursday granted bail to official of Sindh local government department in a case pertaining to embezzlement of Rs 61.284 million in public funds.
Chief Justice Maqbool Baqar, who headed a division bench of SHC, allowed post-arrest bail to accused Barkat Ali Ujjan in a sum of Rs 5 million surety. The bench ordered relevant authorities to place the name of accused on exit control list (ECL) till the conclusion of the NAB reference against him.
Barkat, section officer of Sindh local government department, has been booked for allegedly helping Ahmed Khan Abro, former administrator, Thul, Jacobabad district in illegally drawing an amount of Rs 65 million meant for developmental work.
It was stated in NAB reference that accused Barkat issued bogus letter on behalf of local government department to Abro, prime accused in case, allowing him to operate city administration’s account with single signature that caused 61.284 million loss to national exchequer.
Barkat who was confined at central prison Karachi at the moment, requested the court to allow him bail as prime accused was given such concession by the SHC bench.