The reference in the rental power case is in final stages of completion and the investigation officer is under pressure to exclude the names of the influentials, media reported on Sunday.

The investigation officer of National Accountability Bureau has been under severe pressure by the high-ups to save the skin of some well-placed people and to not to include them as accused in the case, reports said.

According to media report quoting sources, the evidences against the accused are very strong and under the NAB rules it is impossible to provide any concession to them.

IO Asghar Khan has not signed the final report.