LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart Khawaja Asif's wife Mussarat Asif and son Khawaja Asad Asif appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in a private housing scheme scam on Tuesday.
According to the reports, the corruption watchdog body asked the political leader’s family to make appearances for questioning. They have been called over to the NAB office with required documents.
Charges leveled against the minister and his family pertains to embezzling millions in the garb of a housing scheme. The investigations started after victims claiming losses came forward with complaints against the minister with regards to the fraudulent scheme.
On June 27, the NAB has summoned Khawaja Asif’s wife and son in alleged fraud in private housing scheme, Sialkot. The wife and son of Khawaja Asif will be interrogated about the scam of billions rupees in private housing scheme.
They have been summoned due to complaints submitted by the residents of Sialkot. The residents claimed that they took billions of rupees but not provided the plots in private housing scheme as per commitments.
It was also reported that developer Naveed Akhtar and other accused have also been summoned by the corruption watchdog body today.
Rawalpindi NAB summons Khawaja Asif on April 9
On April 6, the NAB has summoned former foreign minister Khawaja Asif
in the assets beyond unknown sources of income case on April 9. The NAB’s joint investigation will record his statement.
Earlier, the NAB had summoned Khawaja Asif on April 1. However, he could not appear before the NAB for being abroad.
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.