Baluchistan government official sentenced to seven years in prison for corruption

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A court of accountability on Wednesday sentenced a 20 grade Balochistan government official, Ali Gul Kurd, in a corruption case involving billions of rupees and was sentenced to seven years in prison with a fine of Rs642 million.

Following the announcement of the judgment, the former managing director of the Pasni Fish Harbour was arrested and transferred to the Quetta district jail.

Judge Aftab Ahmed Lone also issued directives for the forfeiture of his property, including commercial plazas and land.

Prosecutor Mohammad Dawood Jan acted on behalf of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) during the proceedings.

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In the course of the investigation carried out by NAB, it was disclosed that Mr. Kurd, then director-general of the treasury and accounts had built four commercial plazas worth billions of rupees on the road to Samangali, a posh neighborhood of the city.

According to NAB, the convict had acquired several acres of land located in the districts of Quetta and Mastung, 90 apartments and 25 shops, and a marriage hall.

He began the government service in Grade 17 after passing the Balochistan Public Service Commission examination in 1995.

He also served as director of the Provincial Disaster Management Authority and the Sports Board.

A few weeks ago, the accountability court found Imran Gichki, secretary of the Baluchistan government, guilty of corruption.

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