Ex-DG Excise booked in liquor licence case

Bureau Report

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau on Thursday arrested Muhammad Akram Ashraf Gondal, former director general of Punjab Excise and Taxation general in liquor licence case.
According to NAB sources, the anti-graft body apprehended Akram Ashraf Gondal on the charges of issuing liquor license to a private hotel illegally.
The sources said the NAB will soon release details about the detention and charges against Akram Ashraf Gondal soon. It is pertinent to mention here that the former director general had appeared before the NAB several many times but he failed to prove his innocence in the liquor licence case.
Earlier on August 12, two government officials had shown their consent to become approver against Chief Minister (CM) Punjab Usman Buzdar in liquor licence case. Former director general Excise and another person, whose name had been kept secret had filed a plea to National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to become approver against CM Usman Buzdar, sources had said. The approvers in their initial statement had stated that they were forced to issue liquor licence to a private hotel from the chief minister house punjab.