LAHORE - An accountability court on Saturday summoned former Haj director general (DG) Major (r) Rao Shakeel Ahmed on January 21 to join the hearing of a reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against him. Earlier, the court had exempted Shakeel from appearance in court, as he was serving as Khanewal DCO and had to participate in several official meetings.
A reference has been filed against Shakeel accusing the former Haj DG of collaborating with his father Rao Abdul Jalil Khan and close relative former Ferozewala assistant commissioner Rao Faheem Hashim (late) in preparing fake documents from the GHQ in name of the border area committee chairman and illegally allotting hundred of kanals in Village Aouliapur Chak Maqboolpura.
NAB had filed an application through its prosecutor Tariq Qureshi to seek orders for cancellation of Shakeel's exemption on grounds that he is no more a government servant due to which he could not appear in court. Accepting NAB's plea, the court summoned the accused on January 21. Shakeel is already in Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Rawalpindi custody on allegedly indulging in corruption while serving as Haj DG.