NAB court to announce verdict on Feb 20

Accountability court on Monday has reserved its judgment on the Nandipur Power Project reference and will announce it on February 20. During the hearing, former Adviser to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Parliamentary Affairs Babar Awan completed arguments for his acquittal in the reference while National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor also presented his stance.
Earlier, accountability court had directed Babar Awan and former Prime Minister (PM) Raja Pervez Ashraf to submit bail bonds worth Rs 0.2m each.

Soon after the reference was filed, Babar Awan had resigned as Advisor to Prime Minister Imran Khan on parliamentary affairs and said that he had resigned from his position to prove the allegations against him as baseless.

The project remained a victim of delays since its inception.

In 2012, a one-man commission comprising retired Justice Rehmat Hussain Jafri had revealed in a report that due to the delays in the project, the national exchequer had suffered a loss of whooping Rs. 27 billion.


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