Court extends MBP scam accused remand for 10 days

TO GO WITH Pakistan-unrest-vote-politics-development-education,FOCUS by Khurram Shahzad In this photograph taken on June 5, 2013, shows Pakistani employees walking beside metro buses parked at a terminal in the provincial capital Lahore. Pakistanis are hoping their new prime minister will roll out high-profile projects that became his party's trademark in its political heartland of Punjab, but the nation's dire finances threaten the optimism. The Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) won huge popularity and a reputation for getting things done with a series of big-ticket schemes over the past five years in Punjab, the country's richest, most populous province. A metro bus system in the provincial capital Lahore -- the first such scheme in the country's 65-year history -- free laptops and solar energy panels for students and a network of high-quality schools in poor rural areas made Punjab the envy of Pakistan. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI

MULTAN: An Accountability court extended the physical remand of six accused of Metro Bus Project (MBP) for another 10 days here on Monday.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) produced the handcuffed accused in the court of D&SJ Abdul Rasheed and requested for 10 more days remand of former Chief Engineer MBP Sabir Khan Sadozai and five other officials of the MDA.

Those arrested by NAB in the scam included MDA XENs Riaz Hussain and Amanat while SDO Menum Saeed, Rana Wasim and Manzoor Hussian besides ex-chief engineer Sabir Khan Sadozai.