LAHORE (Khyber News) – CM of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar on Wednesday appeared before NAB Lahore office in a case of allegedly issuing liquor license to a hotel in violation of the law.
CM Punjab arrived at NAB office without protocol and handed over all documents regarding issuance of liquor license. NAB team questioned the chief minister for about two hours and also gave him a questionnaire consisting of 12 pages. The anti-graft watchdog also asked him to submit details of assets of family members.
In addition to this, major progress has been made in the case as former director general (DG) Excise Akram Ashraf Gondal has recorded his statement before the NAB team.
Moreover,Former DG Excise, claimed that he informed Chief Minister Office that issuance of the liquor license will be against the policy and rules as NOCs were not complete. However, he approved the license on the request of then Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Raheel Ahmed Siddiqui.
On the other hand, Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan Wednesday said that Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar’s appearance before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) without protocol is a great example of compliance with the constitution.
In addition to this, The provincial minister said in his statement that Usman Buzdar’s act is an excellent lesson for miscreant and dishonest political rivals.