Reference against Ahsan Iqbal transferred to another judge

PML-N leader says it is a joke to register case for launching first-of-its-kind project: Pakistan faces worst possible administrative crisis due to NAB

By: News Desk
Published: 11:55 AM, 19 Nov, 2020
Reference against Ahsan Iqbal transferred to another judge
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The Narowal Sports City reference filed against PML-N Secretary-General Ahsan Iqbal has been transferred to a new judge in the Accountability Court No 3 of Islamabad, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Thursday.

Muhammad Bashir – the in-charge judge of Accountability Court No 1 – shifted this responsibility along with all the relevant record after the reference was filed yesterday.

So it is Asghar Ali of Accountability Court No 3 who will now conduct the trial. He has already summoned all the accused on November 30.

Meanwhile, Ahsan told media persons in the federal capital that those in power won’t be able to deliver anything even if they remained in the power of 100 years and the next government would require 10 years to bring the country back to the previous level. 

He said the victimisation-based accountability was visible to the entire nation. Both the government and the NAB had at last filed the reference after two-and-a-half years, he remarked.

“The government thinks that the people’s attention would be diverted from it by targeting the opposition,” he noted.

He explained that there was no corruption charges against him and had been accused of misusing his authority. Pakistan needed more projects like Sports City Complex, the PML-N leader stressed.

He remarked that it would be a joke for registering a case for launching first-its-kind project and added that the Government of Pakistan had the authority to spend money in any part of the country.

Ahsan said a loss of billons of rupees had been caused by halting and destroying the venture. Who would answer for those who destroyed the project, he wondered.

He said every office was crippled with the arrival of NAB. Government servants were being threatened to exert pressure on opposition, making bureaucracy reluctant to approve any new project, Ahsan maintained.

The country was facing the worst possible administrative crisis because of NAB, said the PML-N leader.