ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) stalwart leader and former defence minister Khawaja Asif has appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in assets beyond known sources of income case.
He was summoned by the corruption watchdog to record his statement in assets beyond means case as well as for quizzing with regard to his off-shore assets
The probe team interrogated
him while asking about his net assets in Pakistan
. “How many assets do you possess abroad
and where are the documents of those assets?” he was asked.
During the interrogation, the investigation team asked the PML-N leader whether all assets were declared. To reply he said, “However, I have brought some records with me. Soon, the remaining records
would also be handed over,” he said.
Reportedly, the anti-graft watchdog body team asked him to present his statement in a written form as well.
Talking to the journalists, the former minister adopted carious behavior and avoided to give strict statement. He said that he cannot give any prediction on the Nab investigation. He also ignored to comment on the NAB case against Shehebaz Sharif.
He was asked to appear before the NAB today along with his bank record and he is ready to answer any query.
Earlier, he was summoned on April 1 but failed to show up while informing the bureau that he was abroad.
Assets beyond income: NAB summons Khawaja Asif on April 1
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi has summoned former minister and Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) stalwart Khawaja Asif in assets beyond income case on April 1.
According to the reports, the anti-graft watchdog body directed Khawaja Asif to appear before the NAB office along with details of his bank accounts and all records.
It was reported that the PML-N leader will be interrogated about his foreign properties.
Earlier, NAB Director General Justice (r) Javed Iqbal had approved investigation into corruption charges against Khawaja Asif for causing a loss of Rs3.66 billion to the national exchequer.
Dar submits money laundering proofs about Khawaja Asif
Earlier, Prime Minister’s Special Aide on Youth Affairs Usman Dar on Thursday handed over the proofs regarding money laundering about Khawaja Asif
to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
As per details, the more difficulties have been created for the former foreign minister in alleged money laundering and corruption. The PTI leader submitted proofs against Khawaja Asif about foreign investments made by him and details of ‘benami transactions’ made through his [Khawaja Asif’s] wife foreign bank accounts at NAB’s Islamabad office.
Dar also handed over a confidential agreement regarding Asif’s employment in a foreign company while being federal minister to NAB authorities.
A day earlier, the NAB has sought proofs from Special Aide to Prime Minister Usman Dar about Khawaja Asif’s foreign investment.
The NAB wrote a letter to the PM’s special adviser on Wednesday. In the letter, Usman Dar was asked to submit evidence against PML-N’s Khawaja Asif, establishing his foreign investment in UAE, under cover of Iqama (foreign work permit).