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Narowal Sports Complex: Court orders to provide copies of reference to accused

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad on Thursday ordered to provide copies of the Narowal Sports Complex reference to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal and other accused, ARY News reported.

AC Judge Ashgar Ali heard the reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Ahsan Iqbal former DG sports board, Akhtar Nawaz and Sarfaraz Rasool appeared before the court.

The court ordered to provide copies of the reference to the accused adjourned further hearing into the case till November 30.

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 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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