ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Friday extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Ahsan Iqbal till Feb 28, in the Narowal Sports City case.
During the hearing, the court directed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigators to complete the inquiry as early as possible.
Last month, Iqbal had moved the Islamabad High Court (IHC) to seek bail in the case.
The former interior minister is facing charges of financial irregularities during the building of the complex. He is accused of using funds of the federal government and Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for building a sports city in Narowal. He had already filed a reply to a questionnaire given to him by the bureau previously.
NAB had announced to initiate a probe into alleged violation of rules in the construction of the National Sports City project – a day after its inauguration by the then-president of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain.
The anti-graft watchdog in a statement said it had received a complaint that the Narowal Sports City was constructed at a cost of approximately Rs6 billion, which is a violation of rules and had resulted in heavy losses to the national exchequer.