National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday (July 4) filed a plea seeking suspension of the verdict regarding Babar Awan and Justice Riaz Kyani’s acquittal in a case pertaining to the Nandipur Power Project, in the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
According to the plea, the anti-graft body has pleaded the court that both acquitted suspects were the prime accused of the case so the acquittal will put a bad impact on the case’s investigations. The NAB has also attached the delayed investigation report and the indictment of both suspects with the filed plea.
On the other hand, the anti-graft in its petition told the court that the said case has caused a loss of Rs27.3 billion to the national exchequer and the Accountability Court acquitted the suspects hastily without hearing the complete arguments of the NAB. The petitioner demanded the court to declare the verdict of Accountability Court null and void.
Earlier an accountability court in Islamabad on June 25 acquitted former law minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) senior leader Babar Awan in the Nandipur Power Project case. However, the court rejected former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf’s acquittal plea.
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