The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi on Wednesday (April 3) in a recent development in money laundering case, recovered Rs 600 million worth of land from prime suspect and former business partner of Pakistan Propels Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Younas Kudwavi, sources said.
The NAB in its submitted reference pleading that the nominated accused persons be tried in the court for buying properties in Karachi through the said fake accounts. Kudwavi is among eight nominated including former administrator of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC), Mohammad Hussain Syed, former metropolitan commissioners of KMC: Matanat Ali Khan and Samiuddin Siddique. Kudwavi is facing the charge of issuing illegal allotment letter on properties registered for a temple and library.
The FIA investigated 32 people including Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur, in relation to money laundering from over 20 ‘benami’ accounts, opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 for transactions worth billions of rupees. Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July in connection with the probe. The amount, according to FIA sources, is said to be black money gathered from various kickbacks, commissions and bribes.
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