Seeks records of vehicles, properties, accounts
The National Accountability Bureau, Rawalpindi, has accelerated its investigation against 22 political leaders in the scandal involving 190 million pounds.
The bureau has sought records of vehicles, properties, and accounts of former federal ministers and cabinet members, stating that it was “conducting an investigation against the subject of persons on the allegations of corruption and corrupt practices under the provisions of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999”.
Excise secretaries of all provinces were issued letters to obtain the records of vehicles, houses, plots, and lands of 22 political leaders, including details of how many cars they purchased and sold since year 2018.
The NAB also demanded record of automobiles, properties and accounts of 22 politicians including former federal ministers and cabinet members.
The anti-graft watchdog has summoned record of the properties of Sheikh Rashid, Pervaiz Khattak, Umar Ayub, Hammad Azhar, Murad Saeed, Asad Umar, Fawad Chaudhry, Azam Swati, Ali Zaidi, Ali Amin Gandapur, Shafqat Mehmood, Chaudhry Ghulam Sarwar, Shireen Mazari, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, Farrogh Naseem, Khusro Bakhtyar, Ijaz Shah, Zaheeruddin Babar Awan,
Faisal Vawda, Zubaida Jalal, Muhammad Soomro and
Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan.
The National Accountability Bureau has launched an investigation against PTI chief, Bushra Bibi and others for the alleged gain of hundreds of canals of land in the name of Al-Qadir University Trust, which reportedly caused a loss of 190 million pounds to the national exchequer.
As per the charges, the former prime minister and other accused allegedly adjusted Rs50 billion — 190 million pounds at the time — sent by the Britain’s National Crime Agency to the government.
The PTI chief registered Trust for Al-Qadir University Project on Dec 26, 2019.
The Al Qadir Trust case alleges that the ex-premier and his wife, Bushra Bibi, obtained billions of rupees and land worth hundreds of kanals from Bahria Town Ltd for legalising Rs50 billion that was identified and returned to the country by the UK during the previous PTI government.
In connection with the case, NAB issued a letter to the provincial excise department, stating that the bureau’s Rawalpindi office was “conducting an investigation against the subject of persons on the allegations of corruption and corrupt practices under the provisions of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999”.
“In view thereof, you are requested to provide the details/ copies of certified documents of any vehicles’ sales/purchase during the period of Jan 2018 till date in the name of the following persons by June 20, 2023” before the NAB’s combined investigation team in Islamabad, the letter, a copy of which is available with Dawn.com, read.
NAB has sought details about the sale or purchase of vehicles in the name of the following persons under Section 19 (power to call for information) of the NAB Ordinance.