NAB summons Bilawal on 24th.


Islamabad -- In a major development, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday summoned PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on December 24 in fake accounts probe for JV-Opal-225, a joint venture of Zardari Group Ltd.

NAB has asked PPP Chairman to appear before the NAB Rawalpindi office on December 24 (Tuesday) at 11:00 am.

The Opal-225 (referred in tax record is a joint investment of Zardari Group Ltd) was initiated on October 15, 2011. In 2009, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his father became shareholders of the company. Both of them have a stake of 25 percent each in the company.

Allegedly, billions of rupees were transferred to the company's accounts via fake bank accounts. The company took out loans of billions of rupees from the banks.

Earlier, on December 9, the National Accountability Bureau filed eight references in the fake bank accounts case in the NAB court.

According to the NAB, reference was lodged against alleged embezzlement in the Sindh Bank funds of worth billions.

More than 20 accused including Bilal Shaikh, Tariq Ahsan and others have been named in the reference, over accusations of...

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