Islamabad (September 18, 2018): An accountability court on Tuesday directed former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader, Dr Babar Awan, to submit a surety bond of Rs0.2 million in the Nandipur Power Project case.
During a short hearing, in which both defendants were present, the court approved Ashraf and Awan’s bail and directed them to submit a surety bond.
The hearing was then adjourned till October 2. Speaking to media after the hearing, Ashraf said, “I am surprised to find my name linked to this case. The case against me is baseless.”
Further, the former prime minister said, “I came to know about the facts of the case after reading the case report by SC Judge Rehmat Hussain Jaffery. Our lawyers will take the case up in Supreme Court.”
According to NAB, both the accused failed to discharge their duties timely, which caused loss of Rs 27 billion۔Earlier on September 05, an accountability court summoned former advisor to Prime Minister (PM) on parliamentary affairs Babar Awan, former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and five others in reference pertaining to Nandipur power project.
The hearing of the case held in Islamabad accountability court.
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The reference was filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) over alleged delay in the project inflicting whooping Rs27 bn loss to national exchequer.
AC has also ordered former secretary law Masood Chishti and Riaz Kiyani to appear before the court on the same day.
Soon after the filing of reference by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Nandipur project delayed Babar Awan tendered resignation as Advisor to Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affair.
ابھی وزیرِاعظم ہاؤس پہنچا ہوں، وزراتِ پارلیمانی امور سے استعفٰی دینے کے لئے pic.twitter.com/y7NSh6xTw8
— Babar Awan (@BabarAwanPK) September 4, 2018
Earlier, the National Accountability Bureau o filed a corruption reference against former minister for law and justice Babar Awan regarding a delay in Nandipur Project in Accountability Courts Islamabad.Awan serves as the adviser to the prime minister on parliamentary affairs.
The former federal minister for water and power Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, along with other officers of the ministry, also faces a corruption reference for the delay in Nandipur Project.