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NAB, FIA directed to probe gas conversion to LPG

The Peshawar High Court (PHC) on Thursday directed the National Accountability Bureau and Federal Investigation Agency to jointly investigate the illegal conversion of natural gas to liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) at the gas fields in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. A two-member bench comprising PHC Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Mrs Justice Irshad Qaisar directed NAB’s Director General Colonel (R) Khurshid Alam and FIA Director Inam Ghani to form Joint Investigation Team (JIT) comprising senior investigation officers to investigate whether natural gas is being converted to LPG in the gas fields and find out any corrupt practices in the purchase of LPG from a gas field.

The NAB and FIA officials appeared in the court, which had earlier issued their arrest warrants for non-compliance of its order. The court directed the FIA director to conduct raids and arrest those involved in illegal business worth billions of rupees for conversion of natural gas to LPG.

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