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ISLAMABAD, Nov 11: The Islamabad High ...
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.
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.
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.
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.
was extradited to Pakistan on July 9.
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.
had challenged the conviction after a lapse of five months.
The dramatic escape of Tauqir ...
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.
After being sacked from the post, Mr Sadiq
went into hiding.
was first reportedly seen in Lahore and escaped several police raids.
The move backfired because Mr Sadiq
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.
brother Tanvir Sadiq said his
brother was facing serious threats to his
life and that is why he
had fled Pakistan.
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.
revealed in his
statement before the investigators that he
crossed the Pakistan-Afghan border by road.
then paid a meager bribe of Rs 1,000 at Kabul airport to board a flight to Abu Dhabi.
"I never met Tauqir Sadiq
I never even talked to him," he
Shah is planning to sue a newspaper and a news channel that accused him of helping Mr Sadiq
The other minister accused of helping Tauqir Sadiq
was Rahim Dad.
09/07/13 ABU DHABI: The UAE authorities ...
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.
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.
Tauqir Sadiq brought back to ...
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brought back to Pakistan
SC orders return of Tauqir Sadiq
SC directs foreign secretary to ensure Sadiq's extradition
Tauqir Sadiq likely to be deported within 48-hour
Tauqir Sadiq case: SC expresses serious concern over PM's order
ISLAMABAD: Former Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority chairman Tauqir Sadiq, allegedly involved in a Rs82 billion scam, has been shifted to Pakistan from United Arab Emirates.
Sadiq was brought back to Pakistan by a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigator Waqas Khan through a private airliner, which landed at the Islamabad's Benazir International airport here on Tuesday morning.
Sources in the NAB
said the authorities had received information that two persons belonging to Central Punjab have been paid a huge sum of money to attack the NAB convoy carrying Sadiq
from Islamabad Airport to a NAB detention centre.
The precise information was conveyed to the bureau by the UAE authorities including the name of one of the possible attackers, potentially hired by influential elements who don't want Sadiq
to disclose their names during investigations.
The attacker's name is believed to be Zeeshan.
Meanwhile, Tanvir Sadiq, brother of former chairman Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) Tauqir Sadiq
, has claimed that his
brother was facing serious threat to life, that is why he
had fled from the country, our sources reported Tuesday.
brought back to Pakistan
RAWALPINDI, Feb 14: Former chairman of ...
RAWALPINDI, Feb 14: Former chairman of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) Tauqir Sadiq, who was arrested in UAE...