PTI Government is making CPEC controversial says Ahsan Iqbal

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

19th Nov, 2020. 02:49 pm
Narowal Sports Complex Case

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz leader Ahsan Iqbal has said that Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf PTI Government is making CPEC controversial.

Addressing media today, CPEC is the gift of the Pakistan Muslim League N government to the country, the project was launched during former premier Nawaz Sharif’s visit to China. The PML-N government sought to address the energy shortage in Pakistan with the help of China.

Earlier in his address today, Ahsan Iqbal said that the Narowal Sports Complex case is baseless. Ahsan Iqbal said the government was retaliating against the opposition. The Narowal Sports Complex was a youth-friendly initiative that was free from bribe and commission.

“I was falsely accused,” he said. The world is moving forward and the government is engaged in retaliatory action justifying the sports complex.

Let it be known that the accountability court in Islamabad on Thursday ordered to provide copies of the Narowal Sports Complex reference to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal and other accused.

AC Judge Ashgar Ali heard the reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Ahsan Iqbal former DG sports board, Akhtar Nawaz and Sarfaraz Rasool appeared before the court.

The court ordered to provide copies of the reference to the accused adjourned further hearing into the case till November 30.

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

Iqbal, a former interior minister, is accused of causing losses worth billions to the national exchequer by initiating the sports city project in his home constituency.

According to NAB officials, the Pakistan Sports Board also illegally used its authority for the construction of the sports city. Fourteen stadiums were meant to be constructed as part of the Narowal Sports City project, which was initiated in 2009.

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