Karachi: The Sindh High Court has directed the investigating officer to current witnesses within the trial court docket on the subsequent listening to concerning the corruption reference of Rs. Directed.
A 194-member bench headed by Justice Muhammad Iqbal Kalhoro heard the bail pleas of accused Zeeshan Karimi, Mazahir Hussain and others in reference to corruption of Rs 2.37 billion by promoting gasoline of protection institutions within the open market. The court docket expressed frustration over the efficiency of the NAB prosecutor.
The court docket remarked that we had determined to run the case every day and determine the reference inside 2 months. The court docket mentioned in an interview with the NAB prosecutor that he had not even recorded the statements of the witnesses within the case in two months.
The investigating officer said that one of many witnesses within the case was not able to testify, which led to a delay within the trial court docket. The court docket directed the investigating officer to current witnesses within the trial court docket on the subsequent listening to. The court docket ought to full the reference quickly by presenting the remarked witnesses. The court docket adjourned the listening to until November 10.
According to the NAB, the Shell Company entered into an oil provide settlement with the unregistered firm of the accused. The oil was to be equipped to the Pakistan Army, Navy and Air Force. The accused bought solely three% of oil in aviation and 97% within the open market.
The accused purchased 1.three million liters of jet gasoline from Shell Company. The accused bought gasoline within the open market as an alternative of protection institutions, thus inflicting a lack of Rs 2.37 billion to the nationwide exchequer.