Tea in indeed Pakistan’s national drink as budget documents reveal Pakistan imported tea worth Rs. 83.88 billion during the fiscal year 2021-22, Rs13 billion more than the previous year. The country imported tea worth Rs. 70.82 billion during the previous fiscal year. In response, Federal Minister for Planning, Development, Reforms and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal appealed that nation should reduce the tea consumption.
An accountability court in Islamabad on Monday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) 13-day physical remand of senior PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal. Iqbal is accused of using funds from the federal government and the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for a sports city being established in Narowal — a multi-billion-rupee project. While he was presented before the court, NAB did not have any evidence against him, according to PML-N spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb.
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.