Pakistan

NAB is dragging in fake accounts case for political engineering, says Bilawal Zardari

KARACHI: The chairman of Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Wednesday that he has been dragged by the National Accountability Bureau in the case of Benami (fake) accounts in order to induce political engineering.

The chairman of Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari addressed a press conference and senior party leaders such as former chief minister Sindh Qaim Ali Shah accompanied him.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari reacted to the transfer of fake accounts case from Karachi to Rawalpindi. 32 people have been investigated by the FIA in regards to money laundering from fictitious accounts including Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that “The transfer of the case is a violation of jurisdiction,” and added that the National Accountability Bureau should also hold its officials responsible for their actions.

He further added that “In the case, the FIR, accused, accounts, transactions, companies, banks etc all are in Sindh… What is in Rawalpindi?”

Bilawal Zardari further added that the probe authority should abstain from political engineering.

The chairman of Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari further added that the leaders of the party are being dragged in the benami accounts case by the NAB and said “Even if an angel is made the chairman of NAB, he will do political engineering.”

He further said “The law of NAB is the black law,” and added that the institutions formed during the era of former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf when the Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani was arrested from Islamabad.

He further said that the post of Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani is not a part of PPP and added that “Attack on the Sindh Assembly is unfortunate.”

He added that Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani was arrested without any proofs and now the officials are looking for evidences.

The chairman of Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari added that no notice has been sent to them by any court but rather they have been provided a sentence without being heard in the reference of corruption.

The PPP chairman further added that “This doesn’t happen in any democracy and civilized country.”

The Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Durrani was arrested by NAB last month. Agha Siraj Durrani was under investigation in three cases pertaining to embezzlement of funds, accumulating assets beyond means and illegal appointments. Agha Siraj Durrani was arrested in Islamabad from a private hotel and was taken to the NAB office in Rawalpindi.

Bilawal was asked a question about banned organisations to which he answered that there are atleast three ministers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf in the Cabinet who have relations to banned organisations.

He said “I will be forced to take their names if the government does not take action against them. At least three PTI ministers have a record and history when it comes to banned organisations.”

He further alleged that during the election campaign, one minister from among them has met with members of the banned organisations publically.

He added that until such ministers are present in the cabinet,  it is difficult to believe that the National Action Plan is being implemented.

He added that “These individuals must be immediately be removed from Imran khan’s cabinet. So, the opposition may believe that serious action is being considered against banned organisations.”

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