Islamabad: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader and former interior minister Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday has appeared before accountability court in Narowal Sports City corruption case.
During the proceedings, the judge instructed investigators to raise references to the person in charge of PML-N as soon as possible.
Previously, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had sought time from the Accountability Court to submit reference documents against Ahsan Iqbal, stating that the witness did not appear in court due to fear of the coronavirus.
The PML-N leader expressed anger at NAB’s statement, which asked why he was sentenced to two months in jail without witnesses.
The anti-corruption monitoring agency claimed that Iqbal had illegally launched a 3 billion rupees project in Nalovar, causing billions of dollars in losses to the national finances.
NAB claimed to have received complaints that the construction cost of Narowal Sports City was approximately Rs 6 billion, which violated the rules.