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NAB converts inquiry against Ahsan Iqbal into investigation

Ahsan Iqbal
ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) claimed to have made progress in the inquiry against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal in the Narowal Sports Complex case.
The PML-N leader appeared before an accountability court for hearing in the case. NAB authorities presented the progress report and said the inquiry in the case has been converted into an investigation.
NAB officials informed the court that the investigation into the case against the PML-N leader is being delayed due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
The presiding judge questioned why the anti-graft watchdog has yet not filed a reference against the former interior minister. NAB prosecutor replied that a reference will be filed after the investigation is completed.
The accountability court directed NAB to file reference against Iqbal within 30 days and adjourned hearing till June 26.
Speaking to media outside the court, the PML-N leader said incompetent and inept leaders are imposed on the country which has been left at the mercy of coronavirus.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan was not summoned before the commission probing the sugar crisis despite all the names being mentioned nor was an FIR lodged to save the culprit.
Ahsan Iqbal also demanded to conduct free and fair elections in the country. He accused NAB of finding witnesses who could turn against him and delaying investigations in the case.
It may be mentioned that Ahsan Iqbal is currently on bail after he was released from Adiala Jail. He is accused of using funds of the federal government and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for a sports city in Narowal.
NAB had announced to initiate a probe into alleged violation of rules in the construction of the National Sports City project.
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