ISLAMABAD - The legal course of action and documentation regarding deportation and extradition of former chairman Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) Tauqir Sadiq have almost been completed and it is expected that he would be produced before court for physical remand within the next week, reliable sources told The Nation on Saturday.

Tauqir is accused of his involvement in multibillion OGRA scam. Registrar OGRA Muhammad Yasin, complainant against Tauqir Sadiq, levelled allegation of misuse of authority, corruption and corrupt practices while challenging his appointment through constitutional petition No 42/2011. The Supreme Court on 25 November 2011 directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe into the matter.

The NAB started its interim inquiry on 30 November 2011 against the allegations levelled by the complainant. He is accused of misuse of authority as chairman OGRA, illegal relocation of sites despite the government ban on new CNG stations, illegal extension of provisional licences. Similarly, the accused was alleged for changing the operating income to non-operating income of SSGCL and SNGPL.

In the same way, the Accountability Court No.1 Islamabad framed charges against Tauqir Sadiq on June 26, 2013 and the trial of the case would start from July 8, the sources added. When contacted, a family member of Tauqir Sadiq on condition of anonymity said, “we will face the courts in Pakistan and the matter would be cleared and resolved in near future.”

Answering a question it was replied, “Yes we are in contact with Tauqir. He is normal and willing to go to Pakistan to face the cases in the courts.”

“Our departure is not confirmed but Tauqir would leave for Pakistan within a day or two,” the family member.