Federal Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday dispelled the impression the government had any vendetta against PTI Chairman Imran Khan, saying the former premier was not being victimised politically.

Accountability Courts rejects Ahsan Iqbal’s acquittal plea


ISLAMABAD: The Court of Accountability has rejected Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and former Home Minister Ahsan Iqbal’s plea of innocence in Sports City references.

According to the details, the court in its judgment ordered that Ahsan Iqbal’s trial will continue.

Notably, the Islamabad Accountability Court has reserved its judgment on the petition.

Earlier, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed a corruption reference against PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal in accountability court in connection with Narowal Sports City scandal.

The ex-Director General (DG) of Pakistan Sports Board, Akhtar Nawaz has also been nominated accused in the reference.

The anti-graft watchdog body alleged that Iqbal had illegally initiated a project of Rs 3 billion in Narowal, causing a loss worth billions to the national exchequer.

NAB claimed to have received a complaint that the Narowal Sports City was constructed at a cost of approximately Rs6 billion, which was a violation of rules.  

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