ISLAMABAD - On the request of Malik Riaz Hussain, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), probing Malik Riaz-Arsalan Iftikhar graft case, has extended the date for recording his statement, so now he has been directed to appear before the JIT on Thursday (July 19) at 5:00 pm.Malik Riaz, who was to record his statement before the JIT on Monday (July 16), requested the investigation team that as he was to appear before the Supreme Court of Pakistan on the same day so the date for recording his statement should be extended to next week. The JIT operating under the head of DG FCIW NAB accepted the plea but fixed the date of hearing as 19th of this month and refused to give more time to Malik Riaz. Malik Riaz was summoned by JIT, directing him to record his statement and also present the evidence to prove his charges against Arsalan Iftikhar.Meanwhile, National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Punjab, distributed Rs 46.3 million among the affectees of Double Shah Scam, M/s Untied Brokerage Consultant Pvt Ltd, Majid Naeem, Ex-Principal, PUCIT and Abdul Hafeez Nagi, Ex-Superintending Engineer GEPCO. Acting Director General Prevention, GP Capt (Retd) Shamsher Ali, distributed cheques among affectees in a ceremony held at NAB Punjab. Double Shah Scam has been the biggest scam of the history in which thousands of people were looted by the culprits. Today cheques of Rs 29.2 million were distributed to 192 affectees of Syed Sibut-ul-Hassan Gillani having claimed amount less than one lac rupees. It is worth mentioning that Syed Sibt-ul-Hassan Gillani has been convicted by the Accountability Court and sentenced for 14 year R.I. with fine of Rs. 5.43 billion and confiscation of all properties. This amount is being recovered from the accused person for distribution among the affectees. NAB Punjab has established a special claim verification cell to speed up recovery and disbursement of payments to affectees of Double Shah Scam. In another case, a cheque of Rs. 2.7 million was handed over to University of the Punjab recovered from Dr. Majid Naeem, Ex-Principal Punjab University College of Information Technology. Earlier a Reference was filed in Accountability Court against Dr. Majid Naeem on the allegation of misappropriation of government funds. Further to above, a cheque of Rs. 0.7 million was handed over to the affectees of Abdul Hafeez Nagi, Ex-Superintending Engineer GEPCO case which was recovered from the accused through voluntary return. NAB Punjab also handed over cheques of Rs. 13.7 million @ 62% of their claimed amount to the affectees of M/s United Brokerage Consultant Pvt. Ltd. An Accountability Court Reference No. 26/2007 was filed against five directors of the company. Three accused persons namely Muhammad Asad Kamran, Majid Saleem and Muhammad Anjum Latif opted for Plea Bargain of Rs. 15,092,427/- and deposited their whole liability. The trial against other two accused is in progress.