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Punjab CM Buzdar comes under NAB’s radar for alleged corruption

ISLAMABAD: As a number of politicians especially from opposition parties are facing NAB cases, investigation or inquiries on the charges of misuse of authority and corruption, the latest addition to the list is Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.

A private Pakistani news channel, Geo News, reported on Wednesday that the top anti-graft body has initiated an investigation into the alleged corruption of the incumbent Punjab CM.

Quoting unnamed sources the reports said that two complaints were lodged with NAB accusing the Punjab chief minister of corruption. The channel said that NAB officials have confirmed the contents of the applications and have started a probe into the allegations.

It said that top officials at the NAB headquarters were aware of the matter and that they had ordered to take necessary action over it.

The channel said that CM has been accused of getting his official helicopter insured for Rs70 million instead of Rs30 million.

The chief minister had ordered the amount for the helicopter insurance to be paid from supplementary grants.

In addition, the chief minister is also facing charges of illegally awarding alcohol-sale license to a private hotel in Lahore.