Former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, former law minister Babar Awan and other accused were summoned in the case hearing by Accountability Judge Arshad Malik today.
The accused pleaded not guilty
The accountability court decided to frame charges in Nandipur Power Project reference against Awan on Monday, about Rs. 27 billion loss to the national exchequer due to delay in completion of the project.
'The accountability court now will announce its reserved verdict on March 8'
The judge said he would not announce the verdict over the acquittal plea of Babar Awan for now and first review the record.
Judge Malik reserved the verdict after hearing arguments of both sides
ISLAMABAD: In the wake of an inquiry pertaining to transfer of IG Islamabad, Minister for Science and Technology Azam Khan Swati on Thursday resigned from his ministry. Sources say that the decision came following Supreme Court (SC) order to launch trial against him under Article 62 (1)(f) in a case regarding transfer of Islamabad Inspector General of Police (IG) Jan Muhammad. During the hearing of the case on the transfer of the Islamabad police chief yesterday, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had suggested…
ISLAMABAD: An accountability court here on Monday (today) will resume hearing of a reference regarding delay in Nandipur Power Project against seven accused including former prime minister Pervaiz Ashraf and former law minister Babar Awan. The court presided over by Judge Arshad Malik will hear a petition of former minister Babar Awan seeking his acquittal in the case. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has already submitted its reply over the acquittal plea of Awan. Babar Awan today reached in the…
ISLAMABAD: An accountability court in Islamabad on Wednesday announced to defer the indictment of Raja Pervez Ashraf, Babar Awan and five others accused in the Nandipur Power Project reference. Accountability Court II Judge Arshad Malik heard the reference against former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's Babar Awan and others nominated in a corruption reference, filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB). As the hearing went underway, Judge Malik remarked that the court will take up the…