Corruption in Pakistan Railways: SC adjourns case till December 26

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ISLAMABAD, Dec 13 (APP):Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned suo moto case of alleged Rs60 billion corruption in the Pakistan Railways in previous regime, till December 26.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar adjourned hearing due to non availability of Kamran Mutarza, counsel for PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafique.
As the hearing begun, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) produced Khawaja Saad before the apex court bench in compliance with court orders.
Former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique informed the bench that he engaged Kamran Murtaza as his lawyer but Mr Murtaza could not appear before the bench as he was in Quetta, and requested for simple adjourned.
The bench while accepting the plea adjourned further hearing of the case till December 26.
On April 7, the top judge had taken a suo motu notice of colossal losses incurred by Pakistan Railways. The top judge had also summoned railways minister, secretary and board members along with the audit report.