LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar will appear before the National Accountability Bureau today.
The anti-corruption body has summoned Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar for issuing illegal liquor licenses to a private hotel.
The graft-buster body had started investigating the matter in the previous year.
Usman Buzdar will appear before the court in his personal capacity while he has stopped party leaders and ministers to reach the NAB office.
Responding to the NAB summoning of the CM Punjab, Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan had said that the allegation leveled by NAB against Usman Buzdar of corruption and misuse of power is beyond understanding.
Fayyaz Chohan said that the CM will respectfully appear before the anti-corruption watchdog and answer all questions.
The provincial minister said that the authority to issue alcohol permit lies with excise DG – who issued the license – and not with the chief minister.
Fayyaz Chohan said, “Excise DG sent the file to the CM secretariat which returned it. The license which was issued by excise DG has been canceled.
He also lamented on the opposition and said ‘looters’ association’ created ruckus over Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar’s summoning by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).