NAB summons Qaim in money laundering case.

Byline: NOKHAIZ SAHI

ISLAMABAD -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned former Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah in connection with money laundering through fake bank accounts scam for recording his statement on Tuesday again.

The former Sindh chief minister had already appeared before the NAB investigation team of Rawalpindi Bureau and recorded his statement but he could not satisfy the probe team while responding to the questions during the investigation.

Sources told The Nation that the NAB Rawalpindi issued the summons of the former Sindh CM and asked him to appear before the investigation team along with all relevant records of Roshan Sindh Project. They said that the probe team had also sent the list of 20 questions to Qaim Ali Shah.

The NAB Rawalpindi has also recovered Rs278.76 million from four accused and two companies, including Wadood Engineerint Services Pvt Ltd and Zafar Enterprises in this case.

NAB has recovered Rs13 billion, arrested 39 accused persons, placed the names of 41 accused on Exit Control List, filed six corruption references and authorised 21 inquiries and 12 investigations in fake bank accounts scam.

The probe team had already recorded the statement of Qaim Ali Shah twice in the same case. The NAB Combined Investigation Team on money laundering, through fake bank accounts, had recorded the statements of Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his father Asif Ali Zardari, CM Sindh Syed Murad Ali Shah, PPP senior leader Faryal Talpur in the same case.

Meanwhile, NAB has started investigation against PML-N senior leader and Member National Assembly (MNA) Mian Javed Latif on account misuse of power, acquiring assets worth billions of rupees in names of his siblings.

According to documents available with The Nation, NAB Chairman Justice retired Javed Iqbal directed NAB Lahore under Section 34(a) of NAO 1999 to hold inquiry and submit final inquiry report.

On the directions of chairman NAB, the director general of NAB Lahore constituted an eight-member Combined Investigation Team (CIT) to investigate not only on account of misuse of authority under section 9 (a) of NAO but also under section 3 of Anti Money Laundering Act, 2010.

According to source, NAB received a complaint against the MNA from Sheikhupura District, acquired assets worth billions in his siblings' name after coming in to the politics. They revealed that according to available information, he owned a 12 Marla...

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