Rs100b funds for Punjab CM’s district challenged


A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Monday challenging the approval of funds worth Rs100 billion for Gujrat Division by Punjab Chief Minister Pervaiz Elahi.

The petitioner also prayed the court to issue a stay order against the release of the funds till the judgment in the case.

The petition alleged that the Punjab government had illegally allocated the budget against “bogus development schemes” in the constituency of the chief minister.

The allocation of the said fund is a violation of Article 120 and 124 of the Constitution, the petition said.

It further said that previously, the apex court had also declared the approval of funds without the permission of the assembly as illegal. The chief minister office, it noted, was arranging the record pertaining to the bogus development schemes.

The petition prayed the court to issue a stay order against release of funds and order an investigation regarding the development projects for Gujrat.

It named Punjab government, NAB chairman and others as respondents in the case.

The petition had been filed through Mian Dawood Advocate.

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