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NAB files reference against Ahsan Iqbal in Narowal Sports city case

NAB files reference against Ahsan Iqbal in Narowal Sports city case
November 18, 2020

 The NAB Rawalpindi chapter filed a reference in an accountability court, nominating Ahsan Iqbal, former director-general (DG) Akhtar Nawaz and Sarfraz Rasool, whereas, Asif Shaikh and Muhammad Ahmed were also named among accused.

According to the reference, Ahsan Iqbal had misused his authority and increased budget of the project from Rs34.75 million to Rs2,994 million. The former minister had illegally hijacked the provincial project which costs Rs3 billion instead of Rs730 million spent by spending funds of the federal government.

Earlier, NAB Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal will likely to approve corruption references against PML-N quid Nawaz Sharif and Ahsan Iqbal.

A anti-graft watchdog’s executive board key meeting has been summoned under the chair of the NAB chairman. The meeting will review various references, inquiries and investigations.

According to the sources, the references against Nawaz Sharif and Ahsan Iqbal will be presented before the NAB chairman. The sources further said that other investigations, corruption references and inquiries will also be approved in the session.

It is to be mentioned here that NAB had alleged Iqbal of illegally initiating a project of Rs 3 billion in Narowal and causing a loss worth billions to the national exchequer.

NAB claimed to have received a complaint that the Narowal Sports City was constructed at a cost of approximately Rs6 billion, which was a violation of rules.