QUETTA: An Accountability Court has sentenced Local Government Secretary Mir Imran Gichki to five years in jail and fined him Rs800 million in a corruption case.
In August 2016, the NAB Balochistan, under its then Director IW-2 Quetta Abdul Hafeez Siddiqui, had filed a reference against Imran Gichki in the accountability court. The NAB had initiated a probe on a complaint against the ex-CM’s principal staff officer and found that the accused owned assets worth tens of millions rupees.
In 2015, the then investigation officer, Umer Hayat, had raided Gichki’s house in a posh Islamabad suburb and recovered millions of rupees worth of gold and foreign currency. The ex-principal staff officer also owns flats, plots and property in different cities worth millions of rupees that are disproportionate to his known sources of income.
The police arrested the serving LG Secretary and sent him to district jail Quetta after he was convicted. Aftab Ahmed Loan, the Judge of the AC Quetta, announced the judgment. Gichki also served as the Staff Officer (SO) to former the Balochistan Chief Minister. He had also served as the Secretary of Sports and Culture in Balochistan. His assets and jewelry were also confiscated by the NAB on the orders of the court.
After Mushtaq Raisani, the former secretary of finance, Gichki is the second serving officer of the Balochistan government who was arrested by the NAB.