SC directs NAB to probe into Thar coal power project

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The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to probe Thar underground coal gasification project.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar heard the suo motu case regarding Thar coal power project. Prominent scientist and chairman of Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) project in Thar Dr Samar Mubarakmand appeared in court for the hearing.

The bench also ordered the auditor general to conduct a forensic audit of the project and submit a report within 15 days. Further, the Sindh chief secretary was directed to seize the project’s belongings.

During the hearing, the chief justice remarked, “No corruption was done in this project.”