NAB reference against illegal appointment of OGRA chairman challenged

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Yousaf Raza Gillani and other accused have challenged the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) reference against the illegal appointment of Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (OGRA) chairman Tauqir Sadiq.

The NAB reference against the illegal appointment of OGRA chairman Tauqir Sadiq was challenged by Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) central leaders Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Yousaf Raza Gillani and other accused including Sikandar Hayat Mekan, Javed Nazir, Shaukat Hayat Durrani.

The accused pleaded with the accountability court to acquit them after dismissing the NAB reference.

Following the petitions, the accountability court’s judge Muhammad Bashir issued notice to the anti-corruption watchdog. The NAB was ordered to submit its reply in the petitions by November 19.

The accused stated in their petition that the case could not be heard by the accountability court under the NAB amendment ordinance.

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