Former finance minister Shaukat Tareen, former federal secretaries Ismail Qureshi and Shahid Rafi were also among those indicted in the case of alleged corruption in the Sahuwal and Piranghaib rental power projects.
Monday’s indictment came about when accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir dismissed pleas filed by Tareen and Qureshi requested that their names be dropped from the case.
Not only did the court dismiss their pleas, the two were also among those indicted in the case.
Subsequently, the court adjourned the hearing to June 20 and directed
NAB to provide evidence and witnesses against the indicted.
NAB has been investigating 12 RPPs cases in which nine firms reportedly received more than Rs22 billion as mobilisation advance from the government to commission the projects, but most of them were accused of failing to set up plants.
The bureau has already recovered Rs13 billion in the case. All accused denied charges leveled against them. Former Prime Minister Ashraf’s was not present during proceedings and charges against him were read to his lawyer.