ISLAMABAD: Supreme Court (SC) Friday ordered the legal action against the former Federal Minster for Power and Water Raja Parvez Ashraf in a rental power projects (RPPs) case.
Reading out the verdict, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry said it is incumbent upon the democratically elected members of the Parliament to shoulder their responsibility towards the sovereignty of the country.
It should be mentioned here that a three-member bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Iftikhar Muhammed Chaudhry reserved its ruling on December 14, 2011 in the rental power case.
The case, the verdict says, was heard on different occasions from 2010 to 2011.
The ruling says the minister who gave RPPs, failed to fulfill his responsibilities. The apex court ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to take legal action against the minister under the NAB Ordinance.
The court also ordered the criminal proceedings against all the people involved in the massive scam.
The court ruling says also the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) failed to accomplish its responsibilities.
The Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), Generation companies and WAPDA dealt heavy loss to the nation, the ruling further said.
Large-scale embezzlements were carried out in rental power projects (RPPs) including Sharqpur, Rashma, Karkey and Gulf Power Projects, the ruling noted. SAMAA
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