QUETTA - Under arrest Secretary Finance Balochistan Mushtaq Ahmed Raisani during initial interrogation confessed corruption charges against him and disclosed names of 11 close aides who were also involved in mega corruption.

Adviser Finance Khalid Lango, who resigned after Raisani’s arrest, is expected to be included in investigation and his name is likely to be placed in the Exit. Control List (ECL) to stop him fleeing from the country, NAB sources stated. 

According to sources Raisani disclosed during interrogation that the money recovered from his home was to be sent outside the country through hundi. NAB has initiated actions for the arrest of Raisani’s accomplices but no arrest has yet been made. Sources informed that 11 accomplices of Raisani have been identified and all of them are govt officials.

Raisani, an influential bureaucrat in Balochistan, has served as Secretary Finance for the last few years including in regime of Dr. Malik Baloch. He was granted this key position of recommendations of chief of National Party Mir Hasil Bizenjo.

Senior NAB officials have been probing Raisani's involvement in corruption of over Rs 40 billion.

The former Finance Secretary was picked up from his residence by NAB officials on Friday and Rs 730 million was recovered from his home.

Following the interrogation, NAB has taken all records of development projects from the Finance and Local Govt Departments, as well as certain banks, into its custody.

Sources said that NAB Chairman has advised probe team not to take any pressure in this case.