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RPPs declared illegal, action against Raja Pervez: SC

30 March, 2012

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) has termed the agreements of Rental Power Projects (RPPs) unlawful and held Wapda, Pepco and Genco responsible for inflicting huge losses to the national exchequer, our sources reported.

The SC also ordered legal action against former water and power minister Raja Pervez Ashraf during whose tenure these projects were initiated.

The verdict of corruption in the RPPs was announced by the SC today that was reserved on December 14, 2011.

The court said massive embezzlement was found in the affairs of Sharaqpur Power Plant, Reshma Rental Generation Company Limited, Karkey Rental Power Plant and Gulf Rental Power Project.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has been directed to proceed against the responsible and submit report fortnightly.

On December 14, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry regretted that the government had committed so many blunders just to get 500MW of electricity and paid billions of rupees for a mere 207MW after three years.

The order asked the legislators to play their role in strengthening the sovereignty of the country.

The two-member bench of the apex court, comprising Chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, heard a suo moto case, along with two identical petitions, filed by Federal Minister for Housing and Works Faisal Saleh Hayat and PML-N MNA Khawaja Asif, alleging huge corruption in the awarding of RPP contracts.

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