Out of the frying pan – PTDC Ex-MD on 11 day remand

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Accountability Court No. 2 has remanded former Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC) managing director Jehan Kethran to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) custody for 11-days.

Police presented former MD of PTDC Jehan Kehtran before the court of Judge Nisar Baig for remand. The NAB prosecutor also appeared before the court saying that the former MD of the corporation was accused of hiring people illegally and changing records.

Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and Supreme Court had rejected the temporary bail applications of the accused and he was arrested.

The NAB prosecutor prayed the court to give the accused on remand, as the authority has to further investigate the matter. The counsel of Khetran was of the opinion that the case was made on political bases against him, as the allegations of fake employments and changing in record are baseless.

The accused informed the court that NAB investigation officer had attempted to pressurise him asking to name Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah and former president Asif Ali Zardari in the case.

The prosecutor rejected the claim, saying the accused had appointed over 700 employees illegally of which the authority had evidence of 300 cases.

The court gave the accused to NAB on an 11-day remand and adjourned the hearing until April 24.