Supreme Court (SC) has directed National Accountability Bureau to launch probe into Nandipur Power Project, reported Dunya News. 

The three- member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar heard the Nandipur Power Plant case. The bench directed NAB to investigate Nandipur Power Plant case in the light of the Rehmat Jafferi Commission Report.

The CJ asked about the action taken against those called responsible in the report. He asked how the employees recruited for the plant were relocated and the plant was outsourced, when was the plant commissioned, what was the estimated budget and the time period for completion of the project.

The secretary Power Division informed the court that the project was initiated with an estimated budget of Rs. 22b in 2007 whereas the same was completed at a cost of Rs.58b. The Chief Justice said Nandipur Power Plant was not generating electricity at full capacity. The Chief Justice ordered to repatriate the employees recruited for the project as well as those relocated. The court while issuing orders for releasing salaries and repatriating the employees of the project, remarked that the oppression of the labor would not be allowed.