Ashiana Housing Scheme scam: NAB summons Shehbaz Sharif for Jan 22
LAHORE (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore has summoned Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif for his alleged corruption in the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme for January 22.
According to a letter by the NAB, the DG NAB summoned the chief minister at 10:30am.
The letter reads that the prima facie Shehbaz Sharif, being the Punjab chief minister, ordered “cancellation of award of contract of Ashiana-e-Iqbal to successful bidder M/s Ch Latif and Sons, leading to award of contract to M/s Lahore Casa Developers (JV), a proxy of M/s Paragon City (Pvt) Limited, which resulted into loss of Rs193 million approximately.”
It said that Shehbaz “directed PLDC to award consultancy services of Ashiana-e-Iqbal project to M/s Engineering Consultancy Services Punjab (ECSP) for Rs192 million approximately, whereas actual cost was Rs35 million as quoted by NESPAK.”