NAB orders investigation against corruption in Nandipur power project

04:04 PM | 13 Jun, 2018
NAB orders investigation against corruption in Nandipur power project
LAHORE – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal has ordered to launch the probe into alleged corruption in Nandipur power project.

The anti-corruption watchdog chief directed the investigations followings the order of the Supreme Court to examine corruption allegations with reference to the findings of the one-man commission of former Justice Rehmat Hussain Jafri on the Nandipur power project.

In a notification, the chairman NAB has directed the Lahore bureau to conduct the investigation, reported local media.

On June 7, a three-judge bench headed by Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had ordered NAB to probe alleged corruption in the power project.

“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 secretary energy told the bench.

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

The Justice Jafri commission was appointed by the Supreme Court in 2013 on a petition moved by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader and then water and power minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif.