LAHORE – The Nationwide Accountability Bureau arrested Punjab Forest Minister Sibtain Khan on Friday for allegedly awarding contracts to his favorite corporations, the officers stated.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf lawmaker hails from PM Imran Khan’s hometown, Mianwali and was elected from PP-88 within the 2018 elections.
In accordance with NAB officers, Sibtain illegally awarded contracts of 500 tonnes of uncooked iron in Chiniot in 2007 to Earth Useful resource Pvt Ltd when he was serving because the minister of mines and minerals throughout Chaudhry Pervez Elahi’s Punjab authorities.
The anti-graft watchdog said that the contract was awarded regardless of the corporate having no earlier expertise in mining.
NAB additional elaborated that the Punjab Mines Division denied contemplating every other firm through the bidding course of. The mines division had solely contributed 20 per cent to the stated mission, thus making the three way partnership unlawful, NAB added.
Sibtain Khan can be introduced earlier than an accountability courtroom tomorrow.
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