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Court to indict Ahsan Iqbal on December 7 in Narowal Sports Complex case

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad has decided to indict Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal in Narowal Sports Complex reference on December 7, ARY News reported on Monday.

The former interior minister appeared before the court of Judge Asghar Ali amid tight security.

The court while ordering to provide copies of the reference to Ahsan Iqbal and other accused fixed December 7 for indictment.

The NAB Rawalpindi chapter filed Narowal Sports Complex reference in an accountability court, nominating PML-N central leader Ahsan Iqbal, former director-general (DG) Akhtar Nawaz and Sarfraz Rasool, whereas, Asif Shaikh and Muhammad Ahmed were also named among accused.

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The reference stated that Ahsan Iqbal had misused his authority and increased the budget of the project from Rs34.75 million to Rs2,994 million. The former minister had illegally hijacked the provincial project which costs Rs3 billion instead of Rs730 million spent by spending funds of the federal government.

The NAB had announced to initiate a probe into alleged violation of rules in the construction of the National Sports City project –  a day after its inauguration by the then President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain.

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