A WRIT petition has been moved in the Lahore High Court seeking judicial inquiry into alleged corruption in the Punjab government’s laptop scheme.
The petitioner Mian Shahid Abbas has made Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif respondents in the petition.
The petitioner submitted that as per a report of the Transparency International the laptop scheme launched by Shahbaz Sharif would cause a loss of Rs1.70 billion to the national exchequer.
He said that the Punjab government had purchased laptops at higher price, adding that each laptop was worth Rs25,000 but it was purchased at a rate of Rs35,000.
He said the laptop scheme was being used as a tool to carry out political campaign of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.
The petitioner further said that pictures of Nawaz Sharif were being used in newspaper advertisements of the Punjab government which was against the law.
He prayed to the court to order a judicial inquiry into the matter to get back the embezzled money.