ISLAMABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah appeared before a combined investigation team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in connection with its investigation into the Sindh Roshan programme on Thursday.
The chief minister turned up at the NAB Rawalpindi headquarters in response to the corruption watchdog’s subpoena. He was grilled by the combined investigation team about the programme for over an hour.
Speaking to media after his appearance before the probe team, Murad Ali Shah said he was summoned to explain his role in the project since he was Sindh finance minister when the scheme was launched. He added he responded to the questions put to him by the investigators.
He said he has been given no questionnaire by the probe team at present but if he is given one, he will submit his response. He denied that he appeared before the bureau because of its fear saying they won’t come under pressure even if they are summoned hundred times.
CM Murad said the scheme was launched after approval of the Sindh Assembly. He revealed that he was extremely scared to come to Islamabad due to the coronavirus pandemic.