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CM Sindh appears before NAB in corruption probe

RAWALPINDI: Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi chapter in connection with multiple corruption cases.
NAB officials said the security for the chief minister’s visit had been made to prevent any untoward incident. The anti-graft watchdog had earlier claimed to have recovered Rs298 million in the Sindh Roshan programme case.
The chief minister will be probed in the Roshan Sindh programme in which he has been accused of illegally awarding contracts for purchase and distribution of solar lights in Sindh.
The case is part of a multi-billion fake bank account scam involving Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur among others.
The chief minister has already appeared before the NAB team in the same case and has been summoned for the second time. He has also been named in several other cases including Nooriabad Power Project and sugar mills subsidy case.
The chief minister arrived in Islamabad on Wednesday evening for the hearing. The bureau had also summoned Murad a few months back in the same investigation but he did not appear.
Former chief minister Sindh Syed Qaim Ali Shah had also appeared before NAB in the same case and had pleaded not guilty to any corruption charge. The Sindh Roshan programme initiative was approved during his government in which Murad Ai Shah served a finance minister.
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