Co-accused becomes approver in NAB reference against CM

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Amjad Hussain, co-accused in a corruption reference against Chief Minister (CM) Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, has shown consent to become an approver.

Shah is accused of alleged misuse of power in the Nooriabad Power project. The anti-graft buster filed the reference against Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday.

The approver has revealed that Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah awarded the contract for the transmission line of the Nooriabad Power project by violating the law.

Shah was controlling the bidding of the power project, Hussain said and added that NEPRA member Mehmoodul Hassan was also aware of it.He said that Mehmoodul Hassan Naqvi was later made a member of the procurement committee.It stated that public funds worth billions have been embezzled for Nooriabad Power Co. and Sindh Transmission and Dispatch Company. Sindh Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah and Abdul Ghani Majeed are among 17 persons who are nominated in the corruption reference by the anti-graft watchdog. In October last year, it emerged that Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and over 12 provincial cabinet members are on the radar of the NAB under corruption charges in separate cases.

 

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