SC orders NAB to probe Thar coal corruption case

Wednesday, Dec 01, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for investigating corruption charges in Thar coal project.

The apex court ordered that the NAB chairman should review the report of the auditor general of Pakistan (AGP) regarding the corruption in the project and submit initial report within three months.

The court remarked the AGP’s report showed the funds of Thar coal project were not invested in a transparent manner and RO (reverse osmosis) plants were not set up as per the requirement, adding solar generation plants were also not established for water filtration plants in the area.

The top court remarked people of Thar were deprived of basic facilities, including pure drinking water, but neither the Sindh government nor Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah seemed interested in the matter.

Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed said the Sindh government failed to take any action in line with the AGP’s report.

The top court ordered the NAB for investigating the matter and submitting its initial report within three months, and adjourned further hearing of the case.