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Nandipur reference: Ex-PM Pervez Ashraf, six others indicted | Pakistan

Co-accused Babar Awan, former legislation secretary Riaz Kiyani reject fees. Picture: File

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court docket on Monday indicted former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, former legislation minister Babar Awan and 5 others within the Nandipur Energy Mission reference.

The accountability court docket in Islamabad heard the Nandipur Energy Mission reference through which Awan, former legislation secretary Riaz Kiyani, Masood Chisti, former guide Shamila Mahmood, former joint secretary Riaz Mehmood and former secretary Shahid Rafi are named as co-accused. 

The suspects have been accused of inflicting a lack of Rs27 billion to the nationwide exchequer by means of delay within the mission. The suspects rejected the fees because the court docket indicted them.

The case

The Nandipur Energy Mission was authorised by the Financial Coordination Committee (ECC) in December 2007 at a value of 329 million {dollars}. After approval, the contract was signed in January 2008, between Northern Energy Era Firm Restricted (NPGCL) and Dong Fang Electrical Company (DEC), China and two consortiums — COFACE for 68.967 million euros and SINOSURE for 150.151 million {dollars}.

In 2008, the Ministry of Water and Energy approached the Ministry of Regulation to situation a authorized opinion however accused in connivance with one another and with malafide intentions, the latter repeatedly refused to situation on flimsy grounds.

Moreover, the Ministry of Water and Energy additionally did not take any concrete measures to resolve the difficulty and the matter remained pending.

The authorized opinion was issued in November 2011; the delay brought about a lack of 27 billion rupees.


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