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Tractor subsidy scam: Accused’s request of plea bargain approved – Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The Accountability Court, hearing multi-billion rupees fake bank accounts case, on Thursday, approved the request of plea bargain of an accused of misappropriation in Sindh tractor subsidy scam of Rs3.7 million.

Accountability Court-I judge Muhammad Bashir, while hearing the case, endorsed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) decision of plea bargain of accused, Mumtaz Ali Abbasi, former executive engineer Agriculture Department Sindh.

NAB prosecutor, Irfan Bola, and investigation officer (IO) Muhammad Waqiar appeared before the court. The IO informed the court that this is the sixth accused who made plea bargain in this case.

Accused Aftab Ahmad Mastoi, Tara Chand and Ghulam Sarwar, Dedar Janjua and Her Chand Ray have so far made plea bargain, he said. The NAB has so far recovered Rs100 million in this case through plea bargain. According to the NAB, through fake Computerised National Identity Cards (CNIC) tractors were released in…

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