NAB initiates investigation on transfer of 19 million pounds to account of Malik Riaz Hussain’s son Ahmed Ali Riaz Malik
Summons 21 former ministers of Imran Khan’s cabinet on different dates for recording statement
ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
While taking notice on the matter of transfer of 19 million pounds to Pakistan, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan’s cabinet’s 21 former members and business tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain’s son Ahmed Ali Riaz Malik.
The NAB is investigating the matter of transfer of the aforementioned amount from British to Pakistan. Former ministers who have been sent notices by NAB include Asad Umar, Shafqat Mahmood, Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Fawad Chaudhry, Faisal Vawda, Sahabzada Mehboob Sultan, Senator Azam Khan Swati, Umar Ayub Khan, Muhammad Mian Soomro, Murad Saeed, Ali Amin Gandapur, Hammad Azhar, Dr. Shireen Mazari, Brigadier (retd) Ijaz Ahmed Shah, Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Makhdum Khusro Bakhtiyar, Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui and others.
The NAB has summoned the former federal ministers on different dates. It is worth mentioning here that amount of 19 million pound was recovered by British investigation agency from property-tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain. Afterwards this amount was shifted to Pakistan while passing through different accounts finally was transferred to the account of Malik Riaz Hussain’s son, Ahmed Ali Riaz Malik.
The Subject of the NAB notice:
The call up notice to the witnesses U/S of NAO, 1999 – inquiry against holders of public office and others qua misuse of authority, financial gains and criminal breach of trust in recovery of crime proceeds received from UK and illegal sealing of its record
It is said in the call up notices sent to the former federal ministers of Imran Khan’s cabinet that whereas the competent authority has taken cognizance of an offence of corruption and corrupt practices allegedly committed by the subject persons, under the provisions of NAO, 1999.
Whereas, the inquiry into the allegations of misuse of authority financial gains and criminal breach of trust has revealed that you being Cabinet Member have attended Cabinet Meeting dated 3rd December, 2019 held at the Prime Minister’s Office, wherein a decision was made on Item No-2 titled “Account Freezing Orders ”AFO’s” and Repatriation of Funds to Pakistan in Mr. Ahmed Ali Riaz, and family and Messers Bahria Town (Pvt) Ltd” presented and briefed by Special Assistant to the Prime minister on Accountability and Interior and also directed the Cabinet Secretary to seal the record, therefore, you are in possession of information /evidence whatsoever, which relates to the commission of the said offences(s).
The notices further says, in view, therefore, you are called upon to appear on so and so date at NAB (Raw), Civic Centre, G-6-Melody, Islamabad before the CIT, along with documentary evidence, to record your statement.
You are advised that failing to comply with this notice, may entail penal consequences as provided in S.2 of the schedule of NAO, 1999. The notices have been sent by Additional Director (Staff), NAB Rawalpinid, Muhammad Faisal Qureshi.