LAHORE – Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal has ordered to launch the probe into alleged corruption in Nandipur energy venture.
The anti-corruption watchdog chief directed the investigations followings the order of the Supreme Court docket to look at corruption allegations with regards to the findings of the one-man fee of former Justice Rehmat Hussain Jafri on the Nandipur energy venture.
In a notification, the chairman NAB has directed the Lahore bureau to conduct the investigation, reported native media.
On June 7, a three-judge bench headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had ordered NAB to probe alleged corruption within the energy venture.
“Nandipur energy venture was established in 2005 to generate 525 megawatts of electrical energy. It was estimated to price Rs22 billion nevertheless it went as much as Rs58 billion resulting from delays,” the secretary vitality advised the bench.
“A report ready by Justice (retd) Rehmat Hussain Jafri relating to the venture is current and we are going to look into allegations of corruption,” remarked Justice Saqib.
The Justice Jafri fee was appointed by the Supreme Court docket in 2013 on a petition moved by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior chief after which water and energy minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif.