A veteran leader of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and former law minister Babar Awan has been acquitted on the orders of an anti-corruption court in Islamabad in the Nandipur Power Project case.
The accountability court in Islamabad, however, rejected the acquittal plea of the former Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf.
It is pertinent to mention here that the court has also approved the bail pleas filed by the former law secretary Riaz Kiyani, ex-consultant Shumaila Mehmood, and the former joint secretary Dr Riaz in the same case related to alleged corruption in the Nandipur Power Project.
According to the details of the court proceedings, as many as five accused, including Babar Awan, Raja Pervez, Riaz Kiyani, Shumaila Mehmood, and Dr Riaz Mehmood had filed their acquittal pleas in the accountability court in the corruption reference.
All of them were accused of inflicting a loss of 27 billion rupees to the national exchequer by delaying the power project in Nandipur.