LAHORE - An accountability court on Wednesday passed orders to seize all the properties, bank accounts and other assets of Hamesh Khan, Sheikh Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Amin, Muhammad Shoaib Qureshi and Haroon Aziz, the accused in Bank of Punjab (BoP) Rs9 billion scam. The court order is in accordance with the request made by the DG NAB Punjab through his counsel. The assets to be confiscated are: Rs2 million in Emirates Bank along with two canal plot of Shoaib Qureshi. Two plots along with 1,10,140 shares in Colony Limited, 15,000 in Maple Leaf Cement, 10,000 in Dewan Cement, 20,000 in JS Bank and 11,153 shares in BoP besides Rs2.7 million from Bank Alflahs foreign currency and regular accounts of Haroon Aziz. The court has also directed to seize a plot of Hamesh Khan in Gujranwala, 10,1875 dollars of Sheikh Munir and 1,00,744 Dirham of Sheikh Afzal deposited in Emirates Bank Dubai. It is pertinent to recall that the NAB on September 27, 2007, had filed a reference in an accountability court against 12 people including six officials of the BoP and six others, accused of fraud. The investigation showed that accused Sheikh Afzal, the director of the Haris Steel, along with co-accused Muhammad Munir, Ali Ijaz, Abid Raza and Irfan Ali, in connivance with BoP ex-president Hamesh Khan, Haroon Aziz, Azizul Hameed, Shoaib Qureshi, Muhammad Adil Khan, Muhammad Nauman Arif and Muhammad Ziaul Haq, allegedly opened 23 fictitious accounts through fake and forged national identity cards. Later, they obtained around Rs9 billion loans from 2005 to 2007 with the help of fake documentation, bogus collaterals, fictitious guarantees and mortgage deals executed by fake persons. The NAB has accused Hamesh of misusing power and sanctioning illegal loans and Seth Nisar of committing willful default of Rs930 million he borrowed from the BoP.