July 9, 2015 / 2:55 PM / 3 years ago

Pakistani provincial mines minister arrested on suspicion of graft

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Authorities in northwestern Pakistan arrested a provincial minister for mines and minerals on suspicion of embezzlement, the government’s anti-corruption commission said on Thursday.

The commission in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa arrested Zia Ullah Afridi, affiliated with the province’s ruling Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf party, a statement from the Ehtesab Commission said.

Afridi will be brought before a special court over the misappropriation of billions of rupees (tens of millions of dollars) of provincial government funds, it said.

No other details were immediately available.

Reporting by Jibran Ahmad; Editing by Louise Ireland

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below