SC rejects NAB’s report over ex-Ogra chief case

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The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) report on the case against former chief of the Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority (Ogra) Tauqir Sadiq and decided to bring the case pertaining to petroleum products for hearing.
Bringing the case on petroleum products under its remit, the Supreme Court issued notices to Secretary Petroleum and Chairman Ogra.
A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry heard the case.
Deputy Prosecutor NAB said that efforts were being made to arrest Sadiq. He said that the ex-Ogra chief escaped before they raided his place.
The chief justice remarked, “It seems that you are not serious about this case and want to get rid of it, neither you arrested Sadiq nor you recovered money from the owners of the CNG stations.”
Justice Jawwad S Khawaja said that it was not an ordinary case and it was the matter of Rs. 83 billion.
Prosecutor NAB told the SC that Rs9 million were collected to issue one licence of CNG station and six million were collected upfront.
The hearing was subsequently adjourned until Oct 18.