Tauqir Sadiq sent to jail on 14-day judicial remand




The Islamabad Accountability Court (AC) has sent former OGRA chairman Tauqir Sadiq to Adiala Jail on a 14-day judicial remand in the 82 billion rupees mega corruption case.

Sadiq was produced in ATC on Friday on completion of his 67 days physical remand. He was taken into court under stringent security measures.

Counsel for Tauqir Sadiq filed two applications in the court on the occasion with regard to allocation of A class in the jail and provision of security to the accused.

NAB on the other hand prayed the court to grant judicial remand of the accused. The court ordered sending Sadiq to jail on 14 days judicial remand.

Counsel for Tauqir Sadiq requested the court to grant A class in jail to the accused. The court remarked, “Let the accused reach the jail first. Matter of allowing A class in jail will be judged later.”

NAB Additional Prosecutor General (APG) Saeedur Rehman took the plea that power for granting any class in jail to an accused rested with the government.

The court ordered the prosecutor NAB to prepare jail warrant to send the accused to jail.

NAB sources said Sadiq would be summoned from jail if needed.

NAB so far recovered Rs 54.08 billion of the scam so far, directly or indirectly.

As per NAB sources, physical remand of the accused could be obtained for up to 90 days in accordance with laws. The challan will be presented in the court for sending the accused to jail.

Talking to reporters after hearing of the case, counsel for Sadiq said the accused remained a highly professional lawyer and was promoted as chairman OGRA in grade-20, therefore, he be granted A class in jail by virtue of his educational qualification and office.

He said there was no substance in claims of corruption being made with reference to Sadiq, as he did not even own a house.


  1. It is all waste of time. Look at him, does any body honestly feel he is capable of doing all what he has been charged for – 82 billion rupees fraud. There are many BIG names behind him and somehow I am convinced they will not let any harm happen to him. Soon it will be be forgotten story.

  2. His brother in law Jehangir Badr ( PPP Senator) also a complete fraudster and land mafia. They should be given examplery punshiments!!

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