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SC fixes USC corruption case for hearing in Nov

ISLAMABAD (APP): The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday fixed a case for hearing in November pertaining to corruption in Utility Stores Corporation (USC) Karachi.

The bench noted that in accordance of the NAB lawyer there was solid evidence against the accused.

A three member bench headed by Justice Umer Ata Bandial conducted the hearing.

At the outset of hearing, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor pleaded that accused Ziaullah Warsi had misused his powers. The accused caused a financial loss to the corporation through various bank accounts, he said. He said the accused was an accountant in utility stores corporation Karachi.

Justice Yahya Afridi asked that what was the connection of Masood Alam Niazi in the case.

The NAB lawyer said Masood Niazi was general manger of the corporation at that time.

After this the court adjourned hearing on the matter till the next date.

SC adjourns hearing pertaining to legal point about imprisonment sentence: The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday adjourned the hearing on a case pertaining to a legal point about the imprisonment sentence of any accused who was awarded more than one time imprisonment.

The court adjourned hearing on the matter without further proceedings due to the death of senior lawyer and amicus curiae Sardar Ishaq Advocate. The bench named Makhdoom Ali Khan and Khawaja Haris as new amicus curiae in the case.

A seven member bench of the top court headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed took up the case for hearing this day and adjourned the matter for a month.

It may be mentioned here that the court would interpret that whether the sentence of an accused, who was awarded more than one time imprisonment, would start together or one after one.

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