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Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman acquitted in land allotment case

The accountability court in Lahore issues order to release all seized properties of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman.

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Jang Group editor-in-chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman has been acquitted in a land allotment case.

The development comes as the accountability court in Lahore announced its decision on Monday to acquit Jang Geo Media Group editor-in-chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman and two others in a case relating to a property transaction that took place some 34 years ago.

As per the verdict, no charges were proved against the suspects and hence it declared all suspects involved innocent. 

Accountability court Judge Asad Ali announced the verdict in the case that also involves former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

In addition to Rehman, former director-general of Lahore Development Authority Humayon Faiz Rasool and its former director of the land development department, Mian Bashir Ahmad, have also been acquitted in the case.

The court further issued an order to release all seized properties of Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Mir Shakil-ur-Rahman was arrested in March 2020 after failing to satisfy their answers in a hearing regarding the case.

He was granted bail by the Supreme Court after around eight months in captivity.

The development is being welcomed by the journalists on social media, while PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz has been also following the case:

He was detained by NAB for his involvement in purchasing 54 Kanal Land in Lahore’s Johar Town area during the tenure of Nawaz Sharif as Punjab chief minister in 1986.

 

the authorSaman Siddiqui
Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.