NAB told to retrieve Rs 60m from Double Shah’s agent

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Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Wednesday directed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to receive the claim for the recovery of Rs 60.45 million from Ahsanullah Ranjha, an agent of Syed Sibtul Hassan Shah Gillani alias Double Shah. The CJ passed this order on a petition filed by Sarfraz Ahmad, submitting that he paid Rs 60.39 million to Ranjha to get it doubled within a specific time. He submitted NAB arrested Ranjha after the petitioner gave him the money. He said that when he tried to submit his claim, the concerned authority denied. He pointed out that in 2009, LHC had ordered NAB to entertain his claim but the order was not implemented. A NAB representative told the court that the petitioner never approached the bureau. The petitioner said that he resided in Saudi Arabia and had intimated NAB several times to record his statement through his attorney and entertain his claim but no action was taken in this regard. The court also directed NAB authorities to file a supplementary if necessary.