SC adjourns hearing of Saaf Pani Company till April 14

SC adjourns hearing of Saaf Pani Company till April 14
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LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Sunday adjourning hearing of a suo motu notice regarding the Punjab Saaf Pani Company till April 14 summoned the Prosecutor General of National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The bench comprising Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and Justice Ijazul Ahsan heard the matter at the Supreme Court Lahore Registry.

As the proceedings began, Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed, Punjab Saaf Pani Company (PSPC) CEO Capt (r) Muhammad Usman, Advocate General Punjab Shakil ur Rehman, and others appeared before the bench.

Punjab Saaf Pani Company (PSPC) CEO Capt (r) Muhammad Usman submitted a report regarding the company, its staff, their salaries, perks and privileges, vehicles and others. He, however, failed to satisfy the bench over the performance of the company and its projects.

The chief justice observed that Rs 400 million had gone waste. However, Capt (r) Muhammad Usman submitted that his appointment was made a few months ago as chief executive officer (CEO) of the company.

Ex-CEO PSPC Waseem Ajmal briefed the bench about the Pattoki project, pointing out the reason behind its failure.

At this, the bench adjourned the hearing summoning the NAB 's prosecutor general. APP/AFP

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