After Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s failure to appear before a team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) today in the Saaf Pani Company scam, it has summoned him again on June 25. The PML-N president was served summons to turn up today before the Lahore office along with record of the company, especially details about the salaries and perks of its employees, but he didn’t show up.
The Bureau, therefore, once again asked him to appear before it on June 25. His son Hamza Shehbaz,former provincial finance minister Ayesha Ghaus Pasha and former MPA Waheed Gul had also been summoned by the anti-graft watchdog in this case. Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed had earlier conceded before the Supreme Court that a single drop of water couldn’t be made available to the people of the province despite the government having spent Rs4 billion on the Saaf Pani Project.
The chief secretary told the judges that so far Rs4 billion had been spent on Punjab Saaf Pani Company (PSPC), set up with an aim to ensure supply of potable water to the people, but not a single drop of water could be supplied. Justice Nisar expressed displeasure over the authorities, saying so much money was squandered on advertisement campaign, but the project couldn’t be completed. He reiterated that everyone will be held to account and that he will ensure every single penny of public money is returned to the national exchequer.