Wednesday, December 7, 2022

NAB arrests Sindh LG Secretary Roshan Sheikh

NAB arrests Sindh LG Secretary Roshan Sheikh
KARACHI (92 News) - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday arrested Sindh Local Government Secretary Roshan Ali Sheikh in illegal land allotment case. Roshan Ali Sheikh was arrested after the Sindh High Court rejected the bail pleas of Sindh LG secretary and nine others in an illegal land allotment case. The NAB officials also arrested former Karachi administrator Fazlur Rehman and Director Karachi Water Board Naseem outside the courtroom. Fazalur Rehman, Wasim, Nadeem Qadir Khokhar and Sabiha Islam are some of the others named in the case. Earlier, the Sindh High Court (SHC) rejected the bail plea of Local Government Secretary Roshan Ali Sheikh in an illegal land allotment case. Roshan Ali Sheikh and nine other suspects in the illegal land allotment case had filed bail pleas in the SHC, which were rejected and the high court ordered the arrest of the Local Government secretary and other accused. The judge said they were involved in illegal land allotment and misusing their powers as government officials. “By doing so, they caused a loss to the national exchequer,” he noted. The court said Sheikh should be arrested. The NAB prosecutor said a reference had already been filed. Meanwhile, MQM leader Saif Abbas, Shoaib and Shaukat Jokhio were granted bail and the court ordered their immediate release. They had been in jail for two years. It is pertinent to mention here that Roshan Sheikh and others were accused of allotting 265-acres of land illegally to small cottage industry in Landhi area. KMC and Board of Revenue officials connived together to allot 265 acres of land illegally, according to NAB.