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23 January 2018 Last updated 7 minutes ago

Non-bailable arrest warrant issued for NTS director

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National Testing Service Director Dr Haroon Rashid File Photo National Testing Service Director Dr Haroon Rashid

The custom court has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for the National Testing Service (NTS) Director Dr Haroon Rashid in the money laundering and tax evasion case.

Special Judge Custom Muhammad Shiraz Kiyani conducted the hearing of the money laundering and tax evasion case against NTS in Rawalpindi on Saturday.

During the hearing, Directorate Intelligence and Investigation Inland Revenue, a subdivision of Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), submitted an application in the court that during an investigation it was found that the suspects had concealed 15 bank accounts and the total amount of money laundered increased from Rs2,000,000,000 to Rs3,604,200,000.

It was requested that the court may allow these accounts and the NTS building to be sealed. The court accepted the applications and issued notices.

Five of the six suspects in the case, Dr Junaid Zaidi, Izhar Hussain, Sohail Ghani, Dr Shahid Ahmed and Dr Sherzada Khan submitted an amount of Rs100,000 as bail in the court.

For not appearing before the court, a non-bailable arrest warrant was issued against the NTS Director Dr Haroon Rasheed.

The court ordered that the accused should be arrested and presented before the court on January 30.