500 Sindh Govt Employees Entered Plea Bargain With NAB: Report


The government of Sindh has submitted the details of 500 of its employees, including 93 civil servants, who had opted for either a voluntary return (VR) or a plea bargain with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to the Sindh High Court (SHC).

The Chief Secretary Sindh, Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah, submitted the details before the high court on Tuesday.

The list includes details about the Secretary Finance, Syed Hassan Naqvi, who also heads the department of education. Naqvi has returned over Rs. 12 million to the anti-graft watchdog.

Additionally, Grade 20 officer Sohail Bachani had also opted for a plea bargain for his corruption in the Right Bank Outfall Drain (RBOD).


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The names of the officials who opted for the plea bargain include Ghulam Mujtaba Dhamra, Habib-ur-Rehman Sheikh, Syed Zahid Hussain Shah, the former Deputy Commissioner Tando Allahyar Syed Mehdi Shah, the Secretary Lyari Development Authority (LDA) Shahnawaz Khan, and the Deputy Secretary Labor and Human Resources Saleem Baloch.

The Grade 19 officers who voluntarily returned the ill-gotten money include the Irrigation Department Chief Engineer Sukkur Syed Sardar Ali Shah and the Project Director Left Bank Outfall Drain (LBOD) Zahoor Ahmed Memon.

The Grade 18 officers who struck a plea bargain with the NAB are Ghulam Mehmood Korejo, Mohammad Mehboob, Ehsan Ali Jamali, Asif Rahim, Bashir Ali Jamani, Haider Ali Khawaja, Ghulam Akbar Ali Lashari, Huzoor Bux, and Abdul Wahid.

The Grade 17 officers who are also part of the plea bargain are Amanullah Qureshi, Akhtar Hussain Talpur, Abdul Jabbar Abbasi, Abdul Sattar Khoso, and six officers from Shaheed Benazirabad.


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On 2 December, the SHC had directed the provincial government to submit the details of its employees but had opted for either the voluntary return or the plea bargain, the departmental proceedings against them, and their present positions of service.

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