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NAB starts probe into alleged corruption by Punjab CM Buzdar

NAB starts probe into alleged corruption by Punjab CM Buzdar

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has started its investigation into alleged corruption by Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar.

Informed sources told media that two applications were filed in NAB accusing the Punjab chief minister of corruption. They said that NAB officials have confirmed the contents of the applications and have started a probe into the allegations.

NAB Director General Lahore, Major (r) Shehzad Saleem said that top officials at the NAB headquarters were aware of matter and that they had ordered to take necessary action over it.

Sources told that the provincial chief minister is facing allegations of getting a government 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 accused of illegally awarding an alcohol-sale permit to a private hotel in Lahore.