Corporate, Political, Government Corruption News in Pakistan

Rental power case: Pervaiz Ashraf among 12 summoned on Nov 19 for indictment  

ISLAMABAD – Accountability Court (AC) on Tuesday has summoned former president Raja Pervaiz Ashraf among 19 accused in Sumandri corruption scandal on November 19 for indictment.

Judge Jisar Baig held hearing of the corruption reference.
The court granted one-day exemptions to the former PM, Ismail Qureshi and Tahir Basharat Cheema and summoned the accused on November 19.

The nominated persons are accused of graft, violation of the laws and granting illegal contracts.

Ashraf was implicated in the case when he was serving in the government as minister of water and power. At the time, he oversaw the import of short-term power stations that cost the government millions of dollars but produced little energy. A ship-mounted power unit to produce at least 232 Mega Watt (MW) was imported from Turkey.

On the other hand, while hearing the Naudero-1 power project corruption case, the court reissued arrest warrant of Private Power and Infrastructure Board’s (PPIB) former managing director (MD) as he did not appear before the court.

The hearing of the Naudero-1 power project was adjourned until November 19.


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