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AC To Indict Seven Suspects Including Babar Awan In Nandipur Power Project Case

ISLAMABAD: Accountability Court on Friday decided to indict seven suspects including Babar Awan in Nandipur power project corruption case.

An accountability court judge Mohammad Arshad Malik resumed hearing on reference filed on delay of the Nandipur project.

As the hearing went underway, senior politician Babar Awan took back his plea seeking his acquittal which was followed by strong opposition of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor.

AC approved petition which sought against the acquittal of Babar Awan.

Court decided to indict Babar Awan and other suspects on next hearing of the case which will take place on Monday (Feb 11). Moreover, judge Mohammad Arshad ordered all suspects to ensure their appearance before the court in the next hearing.

It is pertinent to mention that Babar Awan has served as Adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Parliamentary Affairs.

However, his period as an advisor was very brief courtesy to National Accountability Bureau who filed a corruption reference against him. The filed reference alleged Babar Awan for doing corruption in Nandipur power project.

Filed reference included other prominent faces of Pakistan’s politics such as former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Senior joint secretary Dr Riaz Mehmood and four others.

It is also to be noted that the delay in Nandipur power project had resulted in the loss of whooping Rs27 billion from the national exchequer.