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Maulana Fazalur Rehman's close aide Musa Khan acquitted in corruption reference

Maulana Fazalur Rehman's close aide Musa Khan acquitted in corruption reference
July 2, 2022 Web Desk

PESHAWAR (92 News) - An accountability court acquitted Musa Khan, a close aide of PDM chairman Maulana Fazalur Rehman, in a case on Saturday.

The NAB had arrested him in an assets beyond means case in 2020. A reference was filed against four people, including Musa Khan.

In the short verdict, the court ruled that the NAB could not prove the allegations levelled in the reference.

According to the NAB, the amount involved in the corruption reference totalled Rs56.03 million. He had made illegal appointments and embezzled a huge amount of funds of the Sustainable Land Management Programme, which were meant for desertification and land degradation in the province.

The NAB said that Musa Khan who retired from the government service in 2017 possessed assets to the tune of Rs19.297 million which was disproportionate to the known sources of his income.