Former Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal faces yet another blow from the Accountability court

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Former Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal faces yet another blow from the Accountability court

ISLAMABAD –Former Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal faces yet another blow from the Accountability court.

Accountability court on Tuesday has approved 13-day physical remand of former federal minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Ahsan Iqbal in Narowal sports city case.

During the hearing headed by judge Muhammad Bashir, the officials of anti-corruption watchdog requested to grant Ahsan Iqbal’s physical remand.

The court, while approving the physical remand, directed to re-produce the PML-N leader on January 6.

On Monday, NAB had arrested Ahsan Iqbal over his involvement in embezzlement of Narowal sports city project funds.

The anti-graft watchdog body alleged that Iqbal had illegally initiated a project of Rs 3 billion in Narowal; causing a loss worth billions to the national exchequer.

NAB claimed to have received a complaint that the Narowal Sports City was constructed at a cost of approximately Rs6 billion, which was a violation of rules and had incurred heavy losses to the national exchequer.

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