NAB arrests former Quetta nazim

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QUETTA: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday arrested former nazim of Quetta, Maqbool Lehri, after the Balochistan High Court (BHC) cancelled his bail.

Lehri was arrested from the high court’s premises and presented to an accountability court, which sent him on judicial remand. The former nazim was then shifted to District Jail Quetta.

Earlier, Lehri’s counsel had requested that on account of his client’s poor health, he be shifted to the jail ward of Civil Hospital Quetta. But the court instead directed the concerned authorities to provide Lehri medical facilities in jail.

Lehri was accused of misusing his power to make illegal allotments in various parts of Quetta.

NAB had launched an inquiry against him in 2007 and filed a reference in an accountability court in 2014.

A NAB spokesman claims Lehri inflicted loss of Rs7.9 million to the national exchequer during his time as nazim.

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