Sindh CM asked to appear before NAB on Tuesday

Published: September 16, 2019
Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah. PHOTO:PPI

Chief Minister Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah. PHOTO:PPI

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday to question him regarding his alleged role in the subsidies offered to sugar mills during his time as the provincial finance minister.

According to sources, NAB Karachi has summoned the Sindh chief minister to its headquarters on Tuesday morning, where he would be quizzed by the combined investigation team.

In March, Shah appeared before the joint investigation team (JIT), constituted on the orders of the Supreme Court, probing the money laundering and fictitious bank accounts case involving transactions worth billions of rupees.

According to those families with the case, the combined investigation team was formed after some members of the JIT contended that investigating provision of subsidies was beyond its designated mandate of fictitious bank accounts.

The current investigation team comprises 11 investigation officers and four assistant who arrived in Karachi the other day.

Sources added said that the investigators would question Shah regarding his time as the finance minister of Sindh when subsidies provided for the revival and restructuring of ‘sick industrial units’ to Thatta Sugar Mills and Dadu Sugar Mills were not utilised for that purpose.

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