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SC issues notices to secretaries

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued notices to the secretaries Planning Commission, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources and Secretary Sindh for Coal, Gas and Energy in a petition relating to non-provision of funds to Thar Coal Project. A four-member special bench of the apex court headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali took up the petition filed by Barrister Zafrullah Khan challenging non-provision of funds to Thar Coal Project. The court directed the respondents to submit their replies within two weeks besides appearing in-person before the court.

During the hearing, petitioner Barrister Zafrullah Khan pointed out serious irregularities in the amount allocated for Thar Coal Project. He contended that an amount of Rs95 billion was allocated for the project but only ten percent of the allocated amount was released for the project. Meanwhile, the court adjourned the hearing after issuing notices.

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