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Retired General facing mega corruption charges appears before National Accountability Bureau in Lahore

According to NAB, Gen. (Retd) was facing corruption charges involving an amount of $753 million in the Tarbela Fourth Hydropower project.

LAHORE/ISLAMABAD: Lt-General (Retd) Muzammil Hussain, former chairman of Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) today appeared before the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) in mega corruption case.

According to NAB, Gen. (Retd) was facing corruption charges involving an amount of $753 million  million in the Tarbela Fourth Hydropower project. A few days ago, NAB summoned him in this corruption case, but he did not appear for interrogation saying he was busy.

Ex-WAPDA chairman told media, “No premature payments were made to contractors and the project was completed ahead of the scheduled time.”

The cost was also recovered after the production of electricity started.

Regarding political involvement Muzammil Hussain rejected all speculations saying that no political motive was involved.

“A complaint was lodged against me and the NAB considered it necessary to verify the news,” he added.

The former chairman clarified that he had answered all questions during the course of investigation, adding that he wasn’t given any sort of questionnaire.

“I am ready to appear before NAB if they summon me again,” he maintained.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

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