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NAB summons Ahsan Iqbal in Narowal Sports City case

NAB summons Ahsan Iqbal in Narowal Sports City case

ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader and former federal minister Ahsan Iqbal on Monday in the alleged corruption in multi-billion sports city project in Norowal.

A notification has been issued in this regard wherein the former interior minister has been directed to appear before NAB interrogation team in the bureau’s headquarters in Rawalpindi.

The PML-N leader has been asked to bring along the record of sports city.

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

Last year, NAB had announced plans to initiate an investigation into the alleged violation of rules in the construction of the National Sports City project, only a day after its inauguration by the then president, Mamnoon Hussain.

In a statement, the watchdog body 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 and had incurred heavy losses to the national exchequer.