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OGRA

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Former Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 11: The Islamabad High ...

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 11: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) set aside on Monday the conviction of Tauqir Sadiq, a former chairman of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra), by an accountability court on May 7.

The accountability court of Rawalpindi had sentenced the former Ogra chairman to three years in prison for failing to appear at the hearing of a corruption reference against him.
An IHC division bench comprising Justice Riaz Ahmed Khan and Justice Noorul Haq N. Qureshi, however, did not grant bail to Mr Sadiq.
Mr Sadiq, the principal accused in a Rs82 billion scam, fled abroad after the Supreme Court had declared his appointment as Ogra chief illegal on Nov 25, 2011, and ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to start an investigation against him.
During the hearing, NAB's Additional Deputy Prosecutor General Barrister Saeedur Rehman presented before the court a detailed record of Mr Sadiq's stay and travel abroad while he was a proclaimed offender.
He said that the former Ogra chief had shown himself as a 'cash desk clerk' in 'Al Noor Bakers' for obtaining a UAE visa.
According to the travel details, Mr Sadiq, whose name had been placed on the Exit Control List on January 1 last year, crossed the Torkham border and entered Afghanistan on June 18. He got an Afghan visa the same day despite the fact that it was a holiday there.
On June 21, Sadiq fled to the UAE wherefrom he went to Sri Lanka on Aug 19. He then went to Nepal on Nov 28 and on Jan 27 again entered the UAE where Interpol traced him and arrested him on Jan 28.
Mr Sadiq was extradited to Pakistan on July 9.
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The NAB prosecutor said Mr Sadiq could have challenged the conviction within 10 days after the judgment was announced, under Section 32 of the NAO 1999. However, he had challenged the conviction after a lapse of five months.


09/07/13 ABU DHABI: The UAE authorities ...

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09/07/13 ABU DHABI: The UAE authorities handed over Tauqir Sadiq, the fugitive chief of the Oil and Gas Regularity Authority (Ogra), to a team of officials of the National Accountability Bureau on Monday night. Tauqir was the main accused in 82 billion rupees OGRA corruption case. He has finally been arrested in UAE.

According to TV channel reports, Mr Sadiq who is accused of being involved in a multi-billion rupee scam, was to be bought to Pakistan by a private airline flight which was scheduled to take off late in the night.
The former OGRA chief is likely to be presented in Rawalpindi Accountability Court today.
According to previous report, in the latest twist in efforts to bring Sadiq back, a Pakistan embassy official met him in the foreign jail and was told by Sadiq that he was ready to surrender voluntarily.
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An accountability court in Islamabad sent Tauqir Sadiq, the fugitive former chief of the Oil and Gas Regularity Authority (Ogra), on a 14-day physical remand on Tuesday.


RAWALPINDI, Feb 14: Former chairman of ...

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RAWALPINDI, Feb 14: Former chairman of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) Tauqir Sadiq, who was arrested in UAE...


Ex-Ogra chief Tauqir Sadiq ...

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Ex-Ogra chief Tauqir Sadiq eludes NAB, police raids
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ISLAMABAD, Oct 8: Despite making hectic efforts, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Punjab police failed on Monday to lay their hands on Tauqir Sadiq, the former chairman of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) allegedly involved in a Rs45 billion scam.
He is believed to be hiding in the federal capital.
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The bureau had decided on Sept 5 to file a reference against Mr Sadiq, Ogra Member (Gas) Mansoor Ali Muzaffar, Member (Finance) Mir Kamal Farid Bijarani and Staff Officer Jawad Jamil in the case.
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A raiding party, including officials, of the Federal Investigation Agency, also went to a farmhouse of Mr Badr's brother in Lahore but did not find Mr Sadiq there.
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On Oct 5 the Supreme Court set the deadline of Oct 8 to arrest Mr Sadiq. The court ruled that if NAB failed to arrest the former Ogra chief by Oct 8, it would proceed with the case from Oct 15.
On Nov 25 last year, the Supreme Court declared the appointment of Mr Sadiq as Ogra chairman illegal and ordered NAB to investigate corruption cases against him and submit its findings within 45 days.
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Mr Sadiq is also accused of illegally appointing 50 officers after creating new posts.


The dramatic escape of Tauqir ...

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The dramatic escape of Tauqir Sadiq from Pakistan and the allegations that he siphoned off billions of rupees have made him the center of attention. But investigators believe corruption of that magnitude could not have been carried out by one individual.

In July 2009, then prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani appointed Mr Sadiq the chairman of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) - a lucrative office that handles massive multi-billion-rupee projects.
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After being sacked from the post, Mr Sadiq went into hiding. He was first reportedly seen in Lahore and escaped several police raids.
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The move backfired because Mr Sadiq wasn't there.
There were reports that he had fled to Nepal to avoid arrest. However, it was only his family that had rushed to Nepal. The ousted OGRA chairman was found in Abu Dhabi.
After months of legal and diplomatic wrangling, Pakistani authorities have brought him back through Interpol. Now a lethargic legal process has begun to indict Mr Sadiq and identify others who were equally or partially involved in the alleged corruption.
His brother Tanvir Sadiq said his brother was facing serious threats to his life and that is why he had fled Pakistan. He said Tauqir Sadiq had only a few thousand rupees in his account and the allegations that he siphoned off more than Rs 80 billion were false.
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Mr Sadiq revealed in his statement before the investigators that he crossed the Pakistan-Afghan border by road. He then paid a meager bribe of Rs 1,000 at Kabul airport to board a flight to Abu Dhabi.
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"I never met Tauqir Sadiq. I never even talked to him," he said. Shah is planning to sue a newspaper and a news channel that accused him of helping Mr Sadiq flee.
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The other minister accused of helping Tauqir Sadiq was Rahim Dad.

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