Court returns Pak PWD reference to NAB.

LAHORE -- An accountability court on Monday returned Pakistan Public Works Department (Pak PWD)

contracts reference to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The court held that the matter did not fall under its jurisdiction, as per NAB amended law, and ordered the NAB chairman to place the matter before the court concerned without any delay.

The court also granted protective bail to the accused and directed for submitting surety bonds of Rs 200,000 each. Accountability Court Judge Zubair Shahzad Kiyani passed the orders while deciding applications of the accused. The accused through their applications had submitted that the accountability court was not empowered to hear any reference involving an amount below Rs 500 million, under the NAB amended law...

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