Court dismisses Raja Pervez Ashraf’s acquittal plea in Naudero II power plant case

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

08th Jul, 2020. 11:57 am
Raja Parvez

An accountability court in Islamabad on Wednesday dismissed applications of former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and ten other accused seeking acquittal in the Naudero II power plant case.

According to the details, Judge Muhammad Bashir announced this verdict on the applications filed under NAB Amendment Ordinance, 2019.

The anti-corruption watchdog had filed a reference pertaining to Naudero II power plant case in 2013, according to which, Raja Pervez Ashraf and other accused allegedly misused their powers, inflicting a loss of Rs7.5 million on the national exchequer.

Earlier On June 30, the accountability court had acquitted the former prime minister, former finance minister Shaukat Tareen and other accused in the Piraghaib Rental Power reference.

Other accused whose acquittal pleas were approved included Shaukat Tareen, Ismail Qureshi, Shahid Rafi, Tahir Basharat Cheema, Muhammad Saleem Arif, Chaudhry Abdul Qadreer, and Iqbal Ali Shah.

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