Former PM indicted in fake recruitment case

Former PM indicted in fake recruitment case

Islamabad (Staff Report): An accountability court on Tuesday indicted former Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in fake recruitment case.

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and other defendants in the case have been accused of hiring 437 employees in Gujranwala Electric Power Company (GEPCO) by ignoring merit for the posts.

The court has also summoned witnesses to record their statements in the case.

In April, the court had issued arrest warrant for former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, in the same case.

Justice Najam-ul-Hassan had heard the case during which Raja Pervez Ashraf’s lawyer requested the court to exempt his client from appearing, but the court rejected it.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed a reference against the former premier for misusing authority and violating the rules for hiring 437 employees in GEPCO.