Rawalpindi: Court charges Saeed Mehdi in corruption case
RAWALPINDI: As reported by the Dawn News on Monday, an accountability court here on Saturday formally charged the former commissioner Saeed Mehdi in the corruption reference of polo ground. The accused, Saeed Mehdi, pleaded not guilty and said he would defend himself and face trial. Court-IV Judge Chaudhry Abdul Haq put off the hearing till October 19 and directed the prosecution to produce its witnesses on the next date of hearing. On the last date of hearing advocate Ashtar Ausaf representing Saeed Mehdi argued before the court that charges in the case could not be framed against Mr Mehdi as apparently no criminal act had been committed by him. Saeed Mehdi had been accused of providing grants worth millions of rupees for setting up a polo ground in the Prime Minister’s House during the second tenure of Benazir Bhutto in violation of relevant rules and regulations. Proceedings against two other accused, former CDA chairman Shafi Sehwani and Zaffar Iqbal, had been dropped after their deaths.
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