LAHORE: Manzoor Wattoo on Monday appeared earlier than the Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) in an inquiry associated to energy abuse as former federal minister, ARY Information reported.
Wattoo served as federal minister of industries and manufacturing in 12 months 2008.
The previous minister will submit his reply in opposition to the questionnaire given to him by the anti-graft watchdog physique in final look.
Speaking to newsmen after showing earlier than the accountability bureau, on Might 10, the previous federal minister stated, he confirmed up earlier than the NAB after being summoned for an inquiry over alleged unlawful appointments in Utility Firms of Pakistan.
Responding to allegations leveled in opposition to him, he had stated the roles have been awarded within the mild of the federal cupboard choice in 2008.
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“It was determined to open 1,500 shops and generate 3,500 jobs”, he stated.
On March 7, the NAB had launched an inquiry of energy abuse in opposition to Manzoor Wattoo.
In keeping with sources, Manzoor Wattoo showered favors to pals and favorites throughout his ministerial time period in 12 months 2008 with unlawful postings and recruitment.
He had illegally employed over 400 workers within the company, the knowledgeable sources stated.
Wattoo had served as federal minister for Industries and Manufacturing within the PPP authorities of prime minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani.