Narowal Sports Complex reference, Ahsan Iqbal’s indictment delayed till Dec 22

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

07th Dec, 2020. 12:28 pm
Narowal Sports Complex Case

Islamabad Accountability Court on Monday deferred the indictment of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal in Narowal Sports Complex reference.

According to the details, the PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal was due to be indicted in the Sports complex reference on December 7 (today).

The indictment was delayed due to the non-appearance of the NAB prosecutor before the court. However, the PML-N stalwart along with four other accused named in the reference showed-up before the court. Now the indictment will take place on December 22.

According to the NAB, Ahsan Iqbal, as the planning minister, misused his powers and illegally increased the cost of the Narowal Sports project. The cost of the Rs 35 million project reached Rs 100 million and no permission was sought from the Central Development Working Party to increase the cost.

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. The anti-graft body had announced to initiate a probe into alleged violation of rules in the construction of the National Sports City project.

Earlier while taking to Twitter, the PML-N leader shared the statistics of the Pakistan Development Budget:

Under PMLN

2012 – Rs 360b

2018 – Rs 1,001b (+178%)

then comes PTI

2020 – Rs 650b (-35%)

In addition to this, he said, “When economic growth crashes, development of nation also crashes.”

 

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