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Thursday Jun 07 2018
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CJP orders NAB to probe alleged corruption in Nandipur power project

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GEO NEWS
Nandipur power project. Photo: File

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe alleged corruption in Nandipur power project.

“Why is Nandipur Power Plant still not complete,” Justice Nisar asked while heading a three-member bench of the apex court. The bench was hearing a case pertaining to alleged corruption in Nandipur Power Plant.

“For how long will the project file remain pending with the Ministry of Law?” the CJP questioned, and remarked that he wants to see the “fraud that happened in the project”.

To this, the secretary energy told the bench, “Nandipur power project was established in 2005 to generate 525 megawatts of electricity. It was estimated to cost Rs22 billion but it went up to Rs58 billion due to delays.”

The CJP remarked, “A report prepared by Justice (retd) Rehmat Hussain Jafri regarding the project is present and we will look into allegations of corruption.”

In light of the report prepared by Justice (retd) Jafri, Justice Nisar ordered NAB to conduct inquiry into the corruption allegations.

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