NAB gives clean chit to Pervaiz Khattak in Malam Jabba scandal

By: News Desk      Published: 03:45 PM, 5 Nov, 2021
NAB gives clean chit to Pervaiz Khattak in Malam Jabba scandal
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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has stopped inquiry against former Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief minister and incumbent Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak regarding Malam Jabba leasing scandal, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

An accountability court in Peshawar on Friday also accepted the NAB’s plea to halt the inquiry against Pervaiz Khattak.

The NAB had launched an inquiry against Pervaiz Khattak, current KP CM Mahmood Khan, Atif Khan, Senator Mohsin and others in 2015 over their alleged involvement in the scandal.

It may be recalled that former chief minister KP Pervez Khattak, who is currently serving as Defense Minister, had appeared before the NAB in Malam Jabba’s land leasing case.

An alleged illegal lease of 275 acres of Forest Department land in Malam Jabba had emerged as a mega scandal in KP.

Reporter Syed Azmat Ali Shah