Faiz Hameed ‘biggest beneficiary’ in £190m NCA scandal: Vawda

Faisal Vawda senator

Former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Faisal Vawda accused on Wednesday ex-chief of the Inter-Services Intelligence Lt-Gen (retd) Faiz Hameed of having benefited the most from the corruption case involving £190 million.

During the PTI government, Britain’s National Crime Agency seized assets worth £190 million belonging to a Pakistani property tycoon.

The agency said the assets would be passed to the Pakistani government. It added that the settlement with the Pakistani property tycoon was “a civil matter, and does not represent a finding of guilt”.

Later, then prime minister Imran Khan acquired approval of the settlement with the Britain’s crime agency from his cabinet on December 3, 2019, without disclosing the details of the confidential agreement.

It was decided that the money would be submitted to the Supreme Court on behalf of the tycoon.

However, according to allegations, the deposed premier and others allegedly adjusted Rs50 billion – £190 million at the time – sent by the NCA to the government. The ex-premier now faces charges of receiving undue benefits in the form of over 458 kanals of land at Mouza Bakrala in Sohawa to set up the Al-Qadir University in exchange for adjusting the money.