Shahbaz Sharif to appear before the NAB for PSPC case

Shahbaz Sharif to appear before the NAB for PSPC case

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LAHORE: On Wednesday National Accountability Bureau summoned Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif in the Punjab Saaf Pani Company (PSPC) case, said an official of the bureau.

The Punjab chief minister is to appear before the anti-graft body on June 4.

Sources within the anti-graft body informed media officials that a questionnaire had also been sent to Shahbaz.

The chief minister had earlier appeared before NAB in the Ashian-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme corruption case.

Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar on April 7 had given a day to the Punjab Saaf Pani Company chief executive officer (CEO) and the provincial government to submit the complete record, including salaries, perks and privileges of the entire staff and vehicles provided to them to perform their duties.

Moreover, the apex court had taken a suo motu notice of multitude of public welfare cases last month.

The chief justice had expressed serious concern over the inflated salary and benefits packages of the company’s officials and the money being paid to foreign consultants for water projects.

Advocate General Punjab Shakilur Rehman Khan had urged the bench for time for preparing detailed and comprehensive reports on the company and its performance.

During the proceedings, the chief justice had also asked the CEO about his salary, who had noted his compensation was Rs1.4 million per month including all perks and privileges.

The chief justice had also questioned the non-utilisation of government officers for the post and wondered why taxpayers’ money was being wasted.

 

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