Former Prime Minister of Pakistan and senior leader of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Raja Pervaiz Ashraf has been indicted in Reshma Rental Power Plant and Gulf Power Generation Company Limited cases.
The Accountability Court has called upon the witnesses for further proceedings on August 7. The witness statements will be recorded on the next hearing, the court was then adjourned for today.
The former prime minister is accused of misusing his authority during his tenure as the minister for water and power to get approval from the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) for an increase in the down payment to the rental power companies from 7 to 14 per cent, amounting to about Rs22 billion.
An accountability court last week dismissed an acquittal plea of Ashraf in the Nandipur power plant corruption reference which had been filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last year.
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