NAB seeks physical remand of ex-federal secretary Shahid Rafi

Two NAB officers dismissed over corruption accusations

ISLAMABAD (DNA) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday will seek judicial remand of former water and power secretary Shahid Rafi, who was arrested yesterday, in the rental power projects (RPPs) corruption case.He will be produced before an accountability court in Rawalpindi.On Friday, the former federal secretary was rounded up in a raid at his house in Islamabad and important documents were also seized from his residence. Later, Rafi was shifted to the NAB Rawalpindi office.Rafi, who has also remained the chairman of the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), is among the main accused named in 11 NAB references over illicit deal of rental power plant projects, causing a loss of billions of rupees to the national exchequer.Former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf is also facing charges of corruption in the same case.Raja Ashraf and other accused were directed by the court to appear before it on the aforesaid date for the indictment in the reference.Rafi and others are also accused of misusing authority by going ahead with RPPs without the approval of the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the cabinet.