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Laptop scheme case ends in favor of Shehbaz Sharif

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NAB remains unable to find any evidence against Ahad Cheema, others

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LAHORE: Due to unavailability of any evidence in support of the allegations of massive corruption in the Chief Minister’s Laptop Scheme the former CM Shehbaz Shareef was absolved in the case. The Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab admitted in its reply to a question submitted in the Punjab Assembly.

Neither any evidence of corruption found nor any devices went missing, according to the HED’s official response.

The former Punjab government distributed 414,848 laptops on the basis of merit from 2012 to 2017

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore has initiated an inquiry to investigate the allegations since March 2018. it is noteworthy that the inquiry also included former director general of Lahore Development Authority (LDA) Ahad Cheema as a potential officer in this case. However, no evidence were found in the case against any one.

According to the government report, 110,000 laptops, purchased in the fiscal year 2011-12, with Rs 4197 million, while Rs 3995 million were spent on 100,000 laptops purchased in 2012-13. It further said that Rs 4949 million and Rs 6954 million were spent on the purchase of laptops in 2013-14 and 2016-17, respectively.

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