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NAB Court approves remand of ex-secy Shahid Rafi till April 22

NAB Court approves remand of ex-secy Shahid Rafi till April 22

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Saturday handed over former federal secretary Shahid Rafi to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on physical remand till April 22 (Monday) in a rental power case.

NAB officials produced the arrested accused before the accountability court and demanded his physical remand for interrogation. The court granted physical remand of Rafi until Monday and directed the officials to produce him before it on the next hearing along with a progress report.

The bureau had earlier on April 19 arrested the former government official during a raid at his house in Islamabad. Sources in the accountability watchdog had said important documents were recovered from his possession during a raid. Rafi is nominated in 11 references filed by the NAB in the rental power case.

Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf is also facing charges of corruption in the same case. Laiq Ahmed, a director of a foreign firm named in the scandal, has also been arrested. He is also said to be the front man of former Azad Kashmir’s prime minister Raja Zulqarnain. Babar Zulqarnain had sent money to Ahmed through an offshore account, said sources in the NAB.