Babar Awan acquitted, Pervez Ashraf’s plea rejected in Nandipur project case

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Pervaiz Ashraf, Babar Awan indicted in Nandipur Power Project case

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court Tuesday acquitted the PTI leader Babar Awan and retired Justice Riaz Kiani and rejected acquittal application of the former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf in the Nandipur power plant corruption reference.
The NAB had filed the reference against Awan and the others last year, who were indicted by the accountability court in March this year. They were accused of causing delay in approval of the project, which had caused losses worth billions of rupees to the national exchequer.
In April, Awan had filed an appeal for acquittal from the case, one month after withdrawing a similar appeal from the same court.
Accountability Judge Muhammad Arshad Malik announced this verdict on applications filed by five suspects seeking their acquittal under section 256-K of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) for want of evidence.

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