Ziaullah Afridi given clean chit in corruption cases

04 Jul, 2016 2:33 pm

PESHAWAR (92 News) – Former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa minister for mines and mineral development Ziaullah Afridi has on Monday been given clean chit and will be released on July 20 after one year.

The accusation against Former minister Ziaullah Afridi who was imprisoned on charges of corruption could not be proved in the Ehtesab Commission.

After an investigation into the illegal assets the Accountability Commission has also issued a certificate of legal assets.

Ziaullah Afridi was released on bail two months after his arrest in two cases but now the Ehtesab Commission failed prove the allegations against him.

Ziaullah was arrested on July 9 for misappropriation of billions of rupees through illegal mining. Later, EC registered two other cases against Ziaullah for illegal mining in Charsadda and Abbottabad.

The cases stated the minister was involved in illegal mining in Nowshera district and making unlawful appointments and transfers in the department during his tenure.

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