NAB files reference in Gwadar land scam

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QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Balochistan, filed a reference related to a land scam involving six accused, including three former officials of revenue department, in the Accountability Court.

The reference is related to alleged Rs160 million loss to the exchequer caused by illegal sale of land after tampering with the revenue record of Gizarwan ward of Gwadar district.

NAB has nominated former Tehsildar of Gwadar Mohammad Jan Baloch, former Naib Tehsildar Agha Zafar Hussain, former Patwari Abdul Khaliq and three private persons, including Noor Ahmed and Noor Ahmed Siahpad, a lawyer, as accused in the reference.

According to NAB, initial investigation has revealed that the accused officials tampered with the revenue record of Gizarwan ward of Gwadar district after which several acres of valuable land were illegally sold to private persons through forgery, causing the loss of Rs160m to the national exchequer.

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