LAHORE: An accountability court docket Monday sought extra arguments from events on acquittal purposes filed by Provincial Minister Sabtain Khan and different accused within the Chiniot mines and minerals case on January 28.
Accountability Courtroom Decide Sajad Ali performed the case proceedings, whereby the Sabtain Khan and different accused appeared and received their attendance marked. The counsel superior their arguments on acquittal software of the accused through the proceedings. They submitted that the brand new amended NAB ordinance was additionally relevant on the outdated circumstances.
They submitted that the mining contract was not awarded throughout 2007 when Sabtain Khan was a minister for mines and minerals within the PML-Q authorities. Sabtain Khan and different accused had filed acquittal purposes, saying that after the New Amended NAB ordinance, the reference didn’t fall underneath the jurisdiction of the bureau.
In addition to Sibtain Khan , Salman Ghani, Muhammad Aslam, Abdul Sattar Mian, and Imtiaz Ahmad Cheema had been named because the accused within the reference filed by Nationwide Accountability Bureau . The bureau had alleged that Sibtain Khan exceeded his powers and awarded a multi-billion contract to a agency of his selection throughout 2007 when he was minister for mines and minerals within the PML-Q authorities.
The bureau said the corporate that was given the contract had a paid-up capital of Rs 2.5 million solely and in addition lacked the expertise required for the mission. It’s pertinent to say right here that the bureau arrested Sibtain Khan on June 14, 2019 however he obtained post-arrest bail from the Lahore Excessive Courtroom on September 19, 2019.