SHC grants interim bail to NGO head, his father

August 5, 2013 Off By Web Desk

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday granted interim bail to the chairman of a non-governmental organization (NGO) and his father in a fraud case. A division bench headed by Justice Munib Akhtar approved bail for Mohammed Aslam Elahi, chairman of International Commission of Human Rights, and his 86-years-old father Abdul Ghaffar, who held the office of treasurer in his son’s NGO in the sum of Rs700,000 each till Aug 22.

Applicant submitted that he was a businessman and working for human rights and helping poor people providing them food and shelter within his limited resources.

He said that one Babar Mufti had connections with some officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and he lodged a complaint against him with the NAB.

The applicant said that complainant alleged that he obtained expensive commodities on credit of 45 to 60 days through tenders on the pretext of humanitarian/relief activities in Iraq and Afghanistan, but he neither distributed the relief goods as promised, nor did he pay the suppliers their due credit amount.

Accordingly, he cheated 23 private companies and he owed to them payment of over Rs40 million.

The applicant declined the allegations set forth in compliant against him and said that he paid money to suppliers but did not pay money to some of the suppliers as they had supplied substandard and rotten material which was not found fit for human consumption.