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NAB likely to file first reference against Zardari in Pink Residency case

NAB likely to file first reference against Zardari in Pink Residency case
March 24, 2019
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has prepared the first reference against Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari in Pink Residency case. According to the reports, the key progress in fake accounts case and the anti-graft watchdog expected to file a first reference against Zardari next month in the case pertaining to his alleged malpractices and corruption in the Pink Residency case. According to the sources, the reference will be filed in the accountability court of Islamabad after the approval of the NAB at its executive board meeting. However, Asif Ali Zardari is main accused in a case pertaining to illegal allotment of 17 acres of land in the KDA Scheme in favour of M/S Pink Residency and others. The reference will follow the ongoing probe against Aftab Ahmed Memon – secretary of the Land Utilisation Department of Sindh Board of Revenue and a close aide to Zardari – who is under the custody of the NAB in a case pertaining to illegal allotment of 17 acres of land in the KDA Scheme in favour of M/S Pink Residency and others.
Fake accounts case: AC summons Zardari, Talpur on April 8
The accountability court (AC) has summoned Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur on April 8 in fake accounts case. According to details, the court has also directed other accused to attend the hearing. According to details, AC Judge Malik Arshad has issued summon notice to nominated 24 suspects including the former president and his sister. The court also directed other accused to attend the hearing. Hussain Lawai, Abdul Ghani Majeed, Anwar Majeed and Nimr Majeed from the Omni Group are also included in the nominated suspects. The court also summoned Bahria Town owner Malik Riaz and his son-in-law Zain Malik. Earlier, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had handed over questionnaires comprising 54 questions each to Asif Ali Zardari and his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in three cases including Park Lane Estate reference, and subsequently directed them to submit their response within 10 days. Reportedly, both of them were interrogated separately by two investigation teams led by NAB DG Irfan Mangi. Property tycoon Malik Riaz, his son-in-law Zain, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari have been also included in the inquiry.