Lahore(June 26, 2018): Pakistan Muslim League’s (PML-N) leader and candidate against Ch Nisar from NA-59 Engineer Qamrul-ul-Islam and Saaf Pani’s ex-chief executive officer Waseem Ajmal on Tuesday were sent on physical remand until July 9.
The suspects were produced before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court. During the hearing, NAB adopted stance that the accused are involved in corruption worth millions of rupees. Qamarul Islam’s lawyer opposed the plea and said that NAB’s entire operation is only based on accusations as they neither received any corruption petition nor possess any evidence against his client.
The lawyer maintained that Qamarul Islam is contesting election against Nisar and is being subjected to political victimization.
As the arguments concluded, the court while approving the request of NAB granted the physical remand of the suspects.
Talking to media, Qamarul Islam asserted that he will receive votes even if he is in the jail. On the other hand, accused Waseem Ajmal is facing allegations of tampering in documents of Saaf Pani project after bidding, which is a violation of Punjab Procurement Regulation 2014.
The anti-graft watchdog asserted that former CEO Saaf Pani Company installed eight filtration plants illegally in Tehsil Dunyapur and the money was acquired for office that was not established.
Earlier today, speaking to the media outside the Islamabad High Court (IHC), the former premier said that Qamarul Islam’s arrest was ‘unfortunate.’Engineer Qamarul Islam, who has served as the chairman of the Saaf Pani Company, is accused of having awarded contracts for 84 water treatment plants at a higher price.
“I request the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to release Islam immediately,” Abbasi said, adding that it was regrettable that a person who had never been probed was arrested all of a sudden.
He further remarked that only alleged issues in Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz were being highlighted.Discussing the upcoming polls, Abbasi observed that questions were being raised on the transparency of the election.
“Justice should be served, and it should be visible,” he said. “Nawaz has appeared for a hundred hearings till date but like I had earlier said, there is no hope of Nawaz getting justice.”