Accountability court approves 10-day physical remand of Ijaz Haroon

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Staff Reporter

An accountability court on Monday approved 10 days physical remand of Ijaz Haroon, former managing director of Pakistan International Airlines, in a case related to fake bank accounts.
Ijaz Haroon was produced before the court of Judge Muhammad Bashir under strict security measures.
According to the NAB, the former PIA MD is accused of fraud charges, fake accounts and corruption.
Ijaz Haroon had been arrested for his alleged role in corruption with the Omni group, the NAB said.
Furthermore, the NAB prosecutor apprised the court that Ijaz Haroon had sold 12 plots to fake allottees as secretary Kidney Hill Housing Scheme and laundered Rs144 million into the Omni group via two fake accounts.
The defence counsel, rejecting the allegations levelled against his client, said Haroon has been appearing before the NAB for an inquiry, the plots were established by Haroon’s father, which were later sold to the OMNI group.
The NAB pleaded the court to approve 15-day remand of the accused, while the court adjourned the hearing after approving remand of 10 days.
Fake bank accounts case
The anti-graft watchdog is conducting investigations in pursuance of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the fake accounts case wherein it forwarded the joint investigation team (JIT) report with directions to investigate and file references.
Former president Asif Ali Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, his aunt Faryal Talpur, former chief minister Qaim Ali Shah, provincial minister Anwar Siyal and real estate tycoon Malik Riaz are among as many as 172 accused in the fake accounts case.

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