LAHORE - Former provincial minister Tanveer Aslam Malik is scheduled to appear before the anti-graft watchdog in the Punjab Saaf Pani Company case on Monday (today).

The National Accountability Bureau last week summoned the former provincial minister to appear before a combined investigation team of the NAB on July 9.

An official told The Nation that the “call up” notices were sent at the residence of Tanveer Aslam Malik in district Chakwal. According to the notice, a copy of which is available with The Nation, the former Minister for Housing Urban Development and Public Health Engineering Department Tanveer Aslam Malik has been called in the Punjab Saaf Pani Company case.

The notice further states, “Whereas, the inquiry against management, officers, and officials of the Punjab Saaf Pani Company (South) and others has revealed that you are in possession of information/evidence whatsoever, which relates to the commission of said offence(s).” “In view, thereof, you are hereby called upon to appear before a Combined Investigation Team (CIT) IW-II at NAB Complex Thokar Niaz Baig, Lahore, on 9th July 2018 at 11:00 am to record your statement alongwith original and a copy of the CNIC as well as any relevant document in support of your statement.”

The NAB in its letter also warned the former Provincial Minister that he would face the consequences if he failed to appear before the authority. “You are advised that failing to comply with this notice, may entail penal consequences as provided in S-3 of the schedule of NAO, 1999.”

Last week, NAB arrested Fawad Hassan Fawad, former Principal Secretary to ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, when he appeared before the NAB in Lahore to respond to allegations of misuse corruption and misuse of powers. He was arrested in the Ashiyana Housing scandal.