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Judicial remand of Jang Group CEO extended

LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday extended till June 15 the judicial remand of Jang Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mir Shakilur Rahman in a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) case pertaining to illegal allotment of 54-kanal residential land.

A brief hearing, presided over by Accountability Judge Syed Jawadul Hassan, was conducted wherein NAB prosecutor Asim Mumtaz and defense counsel Chaudhry Aurangzaib appeared. However, the anti-graft agency did not produce Mir Shakil due to the Covid-19 threat.

The bureau had arrested the media mogul in March this year. According to the agency, the land in question was allotted to him in 1986 in Block H of Phase 2 in Johar Town “by then chief minister Punjab Mian Nawaz Sharif in violation of the relevant laws and rules”.

However, according to a statement issued by the Jang Group at the time, the property “was bought from a private party 34 years ago and all evidence of this was given to NAB”.

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