Peshawar (April25, 2018): National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has summoned Chief Minister Pervez Khattak today over illegal lease of a huge tract of KP forest department land,said NAB sources.
Earlier in January, it emerged that the KP government had illegally leased 275 acres of land in Malam Jabba, a tourist attraction in Swat district, which belonged to the provincial forest department.A few days later, NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal had ordered a probe into the allegations of illegal lease of vast tract.
Sources within the anti-graft body said the NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has summoned CM Khattak and Chief Secretary Azam Khan at 11pm today.
The provincial government was to lease a mere 17-acre patch, i.e. 5 acres for construction of a hotel and 12 acres for a chairlift project, for 15 years.
However, the KP government instead allegedly gave 275-acre land to a private company on lease for 33 years, violating the rules and regulations. However, the KP Tourism Corporation had denied the lease of said land.