LAHORE: An accountability court adjourned the trial of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and others involved in the Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing Scheme scam on Saturday.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had accused Shehbaz Sharif and other accused persons of causing a significant loss to the national exchequer by awarding a contract for the housing scheme to a company without bidding.
NAB presented 4 prosecution witnesses including Layyah deputy commissioner Khalid Pervez, design specialist Hussain Ahmad, research analyst of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Shahid Kamran, and Mahmood Ahmad Sulheri.
Pervez and Sulheri testified that no illegality had been committed in the execution of the project, while the others rejected the allegations of corruption.
The trial has been adjourned until March 25 for the cross-examination of the prosecution witnesses.