NAB summons Sindh CM for a third time in solar energy case

Updated 06 Jul 2020

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Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was given a questionnaire when he last appeared before the anti-graft watchdog on June 4. — DawnNewsTV/File
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah was given a questionnaire when he last appeared before the anti-graft watchdog on June 4. — DawnNewsTV/File

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah for a third time in a multibillion-rupee solar energy case on Wednesday.

Mr Shah has been asked to appear before investigators at the NAB headquarters.

The chief minister was given a questionnaire when he last appeared before the anti-graft watchdog on June 4. He was asked to come up with the answers.

The anti-graft watchdog has already recovered about Rs290 million in the case through plea bargain. The matter is related to the fake bank accounts case against the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leadership, including former president Asif Ali Zardari, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, CM Shah, Faryal Talpur and some senior bankers and bureaucrats.

The chief minister has been accused of illegally awarding contracts for purchase and distribution of solar lights in Sindh.

Published in Dawn, July 6th, 2020