Saturday, September 25, 2021

Co-accused becomes approver in Rental Power Projects case


ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has reported a major development in rental power project case against former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.

Former Sahiwal Multan Rental Power Project manager Rana Amjad has accepted to be an approver in the case against former prime minister Rana Pervez Ashraf, the bureau told the court.

The accountability court accepted a request of the NAB to add Rana Amjad as a witness in the case.

The NAB had pleaded to the court to delete the name of Rana Amjad from the list of accused and add him in the witnesses’ list.

The NAB has also decided to file a supplementary reference against Raja Pervez Ashraf.

The accountability court has directed the bureau to file the supplementary reference against former premier Ashraf till the next hearing of the case.

Pervez Ashraf served as 19th prime minister of Pakistan from 22 June 2012 until completing his designated term on 16 March 2013 in the government of Pakistan People’s Party.

The bureau investigated all 12 RPPs and filed references in cases, including Turkish ship-mounted power plant (Karkey), Piranghaib in Multan, Sahiwal in Sialkot, Guddu in Sindh, Naudero-II in Sindh, Naudero-I in Sindh, Reshma Power Generation in Raiwind, Young Gen Power Ltd, Bhikki in Sheikhupura, Gulf Rental Power Pvt Ltd and 150MW Sharaqpur RPP, in the accountability court, Islamabad.

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