Nandipur power project: Rs 113 billion embezzlement unearthed in mega scam

Nandipur power project: Rs 113 billion embezzlement unearthed in mega scam
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ISLAMABAD – Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday expressed resentment over delay in the probe of Nandipur power project corruption scandal.

A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice conducted hearing over the restored 2011 petition of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Mohammad Asif against allegations of corruption in the construction of 525-megawatt combined cycle power plant at Nandipur (Gujranwala).

Report of Justice Rehmat Hussain Jafri on the Nandipur project was submitted in the court. Accoridng to it, the national exchequer suffered a loss of Rs113 billion due to negligence of the then federal law ministry for causing delay in giving necessary approval and completing documents for the execution of 950-megawatt power generation projects of Nandipur and Chichon-Ki-Malian.

NAB prosecutor told that two cases related to the project are under investigation in Lahore and Rawalpindi chapter of the bureau.

“A reference will be filed this week in accountability court,” he said.

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