Published On: Wed, May 8th, 2019
Published in Category: Corruption / Islamabad

NAB summoned Zardari tomorrow in fake accounts case

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari has been summoned by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) tomorrow (Thursday), May 9 in fake accounts case.

Zardari has been summoned in the NAB case that is investigating the awarding of a water supply contract to a private company.

NAB Rawalpindi has filed reference against a number of people in their investigation against the holders of public office, legal persons and others regarding illegal award of contract by government of Sindh special initiative department to M/S Harish & Company. NAB has alleged that Harish and Company had taken a contract for water supply from the Special Initiative Department of Sindh but no work was done on the project. It is further alleged that these funds were used to meet the expenses of Naudero House.

NAB officials state that Harish and Company was the front company to Park Lane Estate which led to a loss of Rs60 million to the national exchequer.

Last month, NAB filed first interim reference in the fake bank accounts case, nominating nine accused for misuse of authority and illegal allotment of amenity plots in Karachi.

The anti-corruption watchdog’s prosecutors submitted the reference to an accountability court in Islamabad. The accused included eight senior government officials and director of a private company.

The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had named PPP leaders Asif Ali Zardari, his sibling Faryal Talpur, Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed, his sons and over 10 others as suspects in an interim charge sheet filed in a banking court in August last year.

Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur are accused in the fake accounts case and have been granted interim bail till May 9.

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