ISLAMABAD (9 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari on May 29 in fake bank accounts case.
According to the details, the corruption watchdog body summoned Bilawal in Joint Venture Opal 225 case to record his statement in the mega money laundering case.
Bilawal is expected to appear before NAB on May 29 at 11am in old headquarter of the anti-graft watchdog. He was earlier summoned in this case for recording his statement.
The NAB further stated that Bilawal was summoned on May 24 on Friday but the PPP denied to receive any summon notice, however, NAB Rawalpindi issued a new notice for May 29.
Bilawal and his father, former president Asif Ali Zardari, had earlier appeared before NAB to record their statements.
A press release by NAB said Bilawal and Zardari were questioned by the combined investigation team (CIT) under the supervision of DG NAB Rawalpindi Irfan Mangi for approximately two hours in three cases.
The FIA is investigating 32 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts, including Zardari and Talpur. Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July last year in connection with the probe.
The former president’s close aide and Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed and his son, Abdul Ghani, were arrested by FIA in August 2018.
NAB re-summons Bilawal Bhutto in Park Lane case on May 17
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has re-summoned PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto in the Park Lane case on May 17.
Sources said that Bilawal Bhutto had not yet submitted the replies to the questions asked during the last hearing.
NAB arrests Park Lane’s accountant in fake accounts case
Earlier, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested an accountant of Park Lane Estate Company Private Limited in fake accounts case.
The NAB conducted raid at the office of Park Lane Company, reportedly owned by Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, and booked an accountant Muhammad Hanif.
The anti-graft watchdog body said that Muhammad Hanif handled all the financial matters of Park Lane Estate Company Private Limited and Parthenon (Pvt) Limited.
“The suspect uses benami bank accounts for the transactions of Park Lane Estate Company and Parthenon.” Muhammad Hanif also used fake pay orders and bank drafts for the transactions of the companies reportedly owned by Asif Ali Zardari.