After arresting bigwigs of politics including Hamza Shehbaz, Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur, now National Accountability has arrested Punjab Minister for Forestry, Wildlife and Fisheries Sibtain Khan on Friday (June 14) during the inquiry of a case pertaining to corruption and illegal award of contracts.
NAB has argued that Khan had in July 2007, as the Punjab Minister for Mines and Minerals, been involved in the illegal award of a multi-billion rupee contract for 500 metric tonnes of iron ore in Rajwah and Chiniot to a company of his choice called Earth Resource Pvt Ltd, the statement said.
According to the suspects, Sibtain was behind the Rs2.5 million sale of mineral deposits worth billions of rupees to a company. Additionally, the suspects said that the project’s details had never been provided to the Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan although work on it was ongoing, NAB Lahore said.
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17 July, 2019