Karachi: Former custom collector convicted on Graft charges
KARACHI: As reported by the Dawn News on Friday, an accountability court on Thursday sentenced a former collector of customs to three years imprisonment in a corruption reference. The court found the former collector of custom and excise in Quetta, Mohammad Nawaz Butt, who was also a beneficiary of the National Reconciliation Ordinance, guilty of misappropriating millions of rupees during the period from 1990 to 1992 as a rebate on the basis of counterfeit exports documents.
The court also imposed a fine of over Rs10 million on the convict. In case of non-payment of the fine, he would have to undergo an additional one-year imprisonment. The court in its judgment observed that the prosecution had successfully proved its case against the accused beyond a shadow of a doubt, adding that the evidence available on record showed that the exports were shown to be made from 1990 to 1992 through the Gwadar Port, but the port began operations in July 1992. The testimonies of witnesses and documentary evidence also proved that no export of fabric was made and forged documents were prepared to get a rebate.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.