Senior PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal has been arrested by the National Accountability Bureau in Narowal Sports City case, according to a NAB spokesperson. Iqbal, a former interior minister, is accused of causing losses worth billions to the national exchequer by initiating the Sports City project in his home constituency. According to NAB officials, the Pakistan Sports Board also illegally used its authority for the construction of the sports city.
Condemning Iqbal’s arrest, PML-N leader Marriyum Aurangzeb said that the Narowal Sports City project was approved during Pakistan People’s Party’s government. Aurangzeb claimed that the inquiry into the Sports City case had already been closed in the past because NAB couldn’t find any evidence against him.