268 candidates found SNGPL defaulters: scrutiny report

13 Jun, 2018 3:29 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – During its scrutiny of candidates for the July 25 polls, the Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) company has found many candidates of election as defaulters.

According to the details, the SNGPL sent scrutiny report to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP). The report revealed that 268 candidates were defaulter of the gas company.

The report states that it is owed hundreds of millions of rupees by a sizable list of aspiring lawmakers, a bulk of whom are CNG station owners. The biggest defaulter on the list, per the report, is Amjad Khan Afridi. He owes the SNGPL Rs216,295,485.

Bilour, the erstwhile minister for railways and among the more notable names on the list, owes Rs144,670,715, whereas the outstanding amount pertaining to former Khyber Pakhtunkwa Khattak stands at Rs106,575,071 in one case and Rs82,422,320 in another.

Hamid Saeed Kazmi, the former minister for religious affairs who belongs to the PPP, is also on the SNGPL list, although at Rs31,500 the amount he owes pales in comparison to the rest.

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