PTI's Zulfi Bukhari appears before NAB in Bahria Town case.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Zulfi Bukhari appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday in connection with an inquiry pertaining to a settlement between the PTI government and property tycoon Malik Riaz, which reportedly caused a loss of 190 million pounds to the exchequer.

According to the NAB, Mr Bukhari was first summoned on Nov 29, but he requested the bureau to reschedule his meeting with NAB officials.

He was then asked to visit NAB Rawalpindi's regional headquarters on Dec 15, but he did not respond. Consequently, NAB issued a final notice with a warning that action could be taken against him if he skipped the meeting on Monday.

The suspects in the case, including former prime minister Imran Khan and former first lady Bushra Bibi, were accused of adjusting Rs50 billion - 190 million pounds at the time - sent by Britain's National Crime Agency to the Pakistan government.

The federal cabinet at the time had deposited this money as a liability of Malik Riaz set by the Supreme Court in the Bahria Town Karachi case.

They were also accused of getting undue benefit from Malik Riaz as they allegedly obtained over 458 kanals of land at Mouza Bakrala, Sohawa, where they were establishing Al Qadir University.

The federal cabinet has already formed a committee to ascertain the alleged involvement of Imran Khan and his wife in obtaining billions of rupees from Bahria Town for legalising Rs50 billion laundered money that was caught by the British authorities and repatriated to the federal government led by PTI.

The former overseas assistant was also asked about his...

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