Nandipur Case: SC scheduled hearing on Thursday after reopening case


Islamabad: Supreme Court (SC) reopened the Nandipur power project case today.

Supreme Court reopened the high profile Nandipur case and scheduled the hearing on Thursday (tomorrow). In 2005, Nandipur power project was established for the generation of 525MW electricity. Its initial cost is Rs 22 billion that was later increased by Rs 58 billion due to subsequent delays.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Saqib Nisar is leading the three member bench. During the today’s hearing, former minister for water and power division and petitioner Khawaja Asif was also present.

During the hearing, Saqib Nisar inquired that why Khawaja Asif failed to resolve the conflict. He inquired Asif that he was the federal minister and had an authority to solve the issue. However, Khawaja Asif replied that he was detached from the case beacues of the conflict of interest.

The Apex Court later issued notices to all concerned parties including Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA), and the federal government.


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