Two get five-year term in bribe case

KARACHI: An Anti-Corruption court on Tuesday awarded a five-year imprisonment with the fine of Rs 500,000 to two convicts.

Dr Haseeb Nawaz Khan and Salahuddin were found guilty of taking bribe of Rs 230,000 for admission of girl Sumbul in Sindh Medical college.

The judge of special Anti-Corruption Court, Gulshan Ara Chandio, pronounced the verdict after recording evidences, recording of witnesses and hearing arguments from both sides. Public prosecutor Mohammad Arif Sitai appeared on behalf of the government. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 500,000 on each and they will have to undergo additional one-year imprisonment if they fail to pay the fine.

According to prosecution, Dr Haseeb Nawaz Khan who was a doctor in Sindh government hospital North Karachi and Salahuddin who was professor of Government college Korangi had taken Rs 200,000 as a bribe and Rs 30,000 as a admission fee for the admission of Sumbul in Sindh Medical college. Apparently Sumbul had got the admission in Sindh Medical College and attended the classes for three months but then she was told by college administration that she was not enrolled.

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