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SC hands over Thar coal corruption case to NAB for investigations

SC hands over Thar coal corruption case to NAB for investigations
November 30, 2021 Web Desk

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan has handed over Thar coal corruption case to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for further investigations.

Hearing the case on Tuesday, Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed ordered to review Auditor General’s report and submit it within three months. “The Sindh government has not taken any action against Auditor General’s report. Not any government official from the Sindh government showed interest in the matter," he remarked.

He observed that the people from Thar are deprived of basic necessaties and do not have clean water for drinking. "Strict actions should be taken against all those involved in embezzling the government funds,” he remarked.

He ruled that the situation of Thatta, Manora and Sajawal is even worse than it. "All money went from one account to another; that is why, no one showed interest. According to the Auditor General’s report, the funds of development projects were not used in a transparent way. Irregularities and wrong use of development funds were seen clearly. The NAB chairman should check the report and inform whether the matter pertains to corruption and illegal use of authority or not?” the chief judtice ordered.

Later, the court adjourned the hearing for three months.