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Raja Pervaiz Ashraf acquitted in rental power case

An Islamabad accountability court announced verdict on Thursday

SAMAA | - Posted: Jun 25, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Posted: Jun 25, 2020 | Last Updated: 1 year ago

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An accountability court in Islamabad acquitted on Thursday PPP leader and former PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in the rental power case. 

Judge Mohammad Bashir, while announcing the verdict, said that NAB could not prove any corruption charges against Ashraf. Other people named in the case, including Shaukat Tareen, former Pesco MD Basharat Cheema and Shahid Rafique have been acquitted as well. 

A reference against Ashraf was filed in December 2019 after Rana Amjad, the manager of the Sahiwal-Multan project, turned approver in the case. 

Ashraf was accused of misusing authority during his tenure as the minister for water and power to obtain approval from the Economic Coordination Committee and the federal cabinet for an increase in the down payment to rental power companies from 7% to 14%, amounting to about Rs22 billion.

He, however, denied the charge.

On February 3, a Lahore accountability court acquitted the PPP leader in the Gujranwala Electric Power Company illegal appointment case. 

The reference had accused him of recruiting 437 people illegally while serving as the minister for water and power.

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