NAB grills Pervez Ashraf, Naveed Qamar

Former ministers grilled over OGRA corruption case, Tauqir Sadiq, and CNG licences.

Asad Kharal June 10, 2013
Former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani did not appear despite having been issued three notices. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday grilled former Prime Minister Raja Pevez Ashraf and former federal minister Syed Naveed Qamar over the multi-billion-rupee Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) corruption case, The Express Tribune has learnt.

The former PM Raja Pervez Ahsraf in capacity of former Minister Water and Power and Syed Naveed Qamar in capacity of former minister for Petroleum and Natural Recourse were summoned by the accountability bureau in connection with the illegal appointment of Tauqir Sadiq as OGRA Chairman, gaining pecuniary benefits as consequence of issuance of Unaccounted For Gas (UFG) notification, issuance of about 200 CNG licences, recitation and reallocation of CNG stations in bulk quantity.

The NAB had issued notices to the former Premiers Raja Pervez Ashraf, Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani and Federal Minister respectively under sections 19 and 27 of National Accountability Ordinance (NAO), 1999.

On Monday both Ashraf and Qamar appeared before the NAB but Gilani did not despite having been issued three notices.


Billoo Bhaya | 8 years ago | Reply

Put Giliani in handcuffs and then put him into Adiala Jail during investigation. He is behaving like a Wahdera having forgotten what Musharraf did to him.

qzj00 | 8 years ago | Reply

I am sure this will drag on for the next couple of years . . . and then PPP will have it's turn and someone else from PML(N) will be hauled in by NAB!

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