KARACHI: An accountability court has been requested by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah to set another date for his questioning in Thatta and Dadu sugar mills.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi has summoned the chief minister on 24th September for questioning in connection with its probe into his alleged role in giving subsidies to Thatta Sugar Mills and Dadu Sugar Mills.
Murad Ali Shah wrote a letter to the NAB, requesting it to grant him more time as he received its subpoena lately. He assured that he would appear before it on any given date.
Earlier, on 17th September, the chief minister had failed to appear before a combined investigation team of the NAB. His principal secretary appeared before the bureau instead.
The chief minister was given a questionnaire, comprising eight questions, to hand it over to the Shah to file his reply within seven days. The chief executive of the province was asked to show up before the team within seven days’ time.
Shah, in his capacity as Sindh finance minister, had allegedly given subsidies to certain sugar mills including closed Thatta Sugar Mills and Dadu Sugar Mills.
According to details, the accountability bureau has directed Murad Ali Shah to bring along the record of Dadu and Thatta Sugar Mills during his appearance. Chief Minister Sindh has been accused of selling the sugar mills at cheap prices.
Earlier this year, the chief minister had appeared before the bureau in Rawalpindi in connection with the long-running fake bank accounts case.