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NAB in action again: This time in KPK

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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan appeared before NAB in the Malam Jabba case.

He was summoned for his role as the former sports minister and was asked questions about the leasing of government land in Malam Jabba.

Also implicated in the case are former chief minister and current Defence Minister Pervez Khattak, Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister Azam Khan and Senator Mohsin Aziz. They have all appeared before NAB in the case.

Senior Minister Atif Khan was summoned on December 14 but he did not appear because he is out of the country.

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Government land in Malam Jabba was given in 2014 for the construction of resorts, however, allegations arose about them giving the land against the rules and regulations to their friends or family.  After this, NAB Khyber Pakhtunkhwa began an investigation.

Senator Aziz was head of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sports Board at the time. NAB sources said the lease was given for 15 years but after the contract was given, it was extended to 33 years.