Bailable warrants issued against ex-Balochistan CM

An accountability court has is­sued bailable arrest warrants of former Balochistan Chief Minister Aslam Raisani and others accused for not appearing during the hearing of a reference against misuse of powers.

NAB Balochistan had filed the reference agai­nst Raisani, his younger brother ex-senator Lashkari Raisani, ex-secretary fina­n­ce Dostain Jamal­dini and five others last month, the Dawn reported.

The reference alleged that the accused received Rs 817 million (Pakistani currency) for the rehabilitation and compensation of the Mehr­­garh archive site which was badly damaged during a clash between two tribes.

The accused got approval of this amount by misusing powers, putting pressure on the au­­tho­rities concerned and preparing wrong estimates of the losses.