Ahsan Iqbal Submits Application To NAB Seeking Action Against PM Imran For 'Sabotaging' Vital Project

Senior Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal has approached National Accountability Bureau (NAB), asking it to take notice of withholding of funds amounting to Rs 400 million, allocated for the National Sports City Narowal project, by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

"PM Imran Ahmad Niazi and his accomplices are guilty of misuse of authority to sabotage a vitally important national project through willful default and criminal breach of trust on political grounds, thereby causing millions of rupees loss to the national exchequer," Iqbal said in a document submitted to the bureau on Tuesday.

"The real crime is to sabotage this important project for sports development in the country by stopping release of [the] remaining funds and work at the behest of PM Imran Ahmad Niazi," he added.

"Now, [an] additional billions of rupees will have to be spent in re-mobilisation claims and cost escalation heads in order to complete this project," Iqbal maintained.

For the last two years, he added, the project has been abandoned with major damages to the facilities already constructed. "Astroturf and athletic field track imported worth millions of rupees were not installed in time and have been wasted lying in crates as warranty by [the] supplier was allowed to expire."