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Court grants bail to KP official in missing artifacts, corruption case

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Director Archaeology and Museums Dr Abdul Samad was granted bail in alleged illegal appointments and missing artifacts case by the Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday.

A day earlier, a two-member bench comprising Justice Ruhul Amin and Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim heard the case. Samad’s counsel said that his client had already been investigated by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) but nothing could be proved against him.

“NAB’s KP division probed the matter but could find no evidence of wrongdoing against my client,” he said.

NAB’s prosecutor stated that Samad is accused of embezzling project funds, illegal appointments and possessing assets beyond his means. He added that Samad is also accused of replacing artifacts with replicas.

The court granted bail to Samad against surety bonds of Rs5 million after hearing the arguments.



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