Nandipur Case: Supreme Court announces the decision
*ISLAMABAD - With filing of the reference in the National Accountability Court, the Supreme Court on Wednesday disposed off the Nandipur case.*
*The case was pertaining to inordinate delay in completion of the Nandipur power project.*
*SC** was informed that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed a reference against those responsible in a relevant court. *
Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who was heading a bench of the apex court, observed that the petition has become infructuous after filing of the reference in an accountability court.
He remarked that the anti-graft watchdog filed the reference on the basis of delay caused by the federal law ministry in completion of the project. The project was outsourced after being made operational, he added.
The bench directed the accountability court to proceed with the case irrespective of observations made by the top court in the matter.
PML-N leader Khawaja Asif had filed a petition in the apex court against inordinate delay in completion of the project which caused an increase in its cost.