LAHORE - A national accountability court on Tuesday granted 10-day physical remand of Evacuee Trust Property Board (ETPB) former secretary Ameer Khan to NAB on charges of Rs985 million corruption in 2008 and 11.

As proceedings commenced, NAB officials produced accused Ameer Khan before the court to secure his physical remand for investigation. A deputy prosecutor told the court that the accused misused his authority as secretary and was involved in misappropriation of over Rs985 million.

The prosecutor also said the accused developed his assets in Islamabad as well as in South Waziristan. He said accused escaped the law and took refuge somewhere in Lahore. He pleaded to the court to grant 14-day physical remand of the accused for investigation.

The court, however, granted 10-day physical remand of the accused with directives to the NAB authorities to produce him again with progress report on the matter.

LHC seeks record in Saeed detention case

A provincial review board consisting of judges of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday adjourned for Wednesday (today) detention case of Jamatud Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed and sought record from the finance ministry.

The board headed by Justice Abdul Sami Khan and consisting of Justice Sadaqat Ali Khan and Justice Aalia Neelum took up the matter.

As proceedings commenced, the Punjab government produced JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and requested the board to extend his extension for three months. Some of the proceedings were held in-camera.

A Home Department official, however, submitted that there could be international sanctions on Pakistan if Hafiz Saeed is released. He said Hafiz Saeed was detained in light of intelligence reports. A law officer said the finance ministry had some material to justify detention of Hafiz Saeed. However, the officer could not convince the board when board members asked him if the release of four other leaders of JuD created any law and order situation.  The board observed that how a man could be detained for a year and asked the finance ministry to present all record of detention of Hafiz Saeed on Wednesday (today). At the previous hearing, the board had given the government a 30-day extension in detention of Hafiz Saeed that started Oct 25.  JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has been facing detention since January 28 when the Punjab government used its powers under Section 11-EEE(1) of the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997. The government later detained him through Maintenance of Public Order law.