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NAB prosecutor Muddasir Naqvi in two references against Zardari resigns

NAB prosecutor Muddasir Naqvi in two references against Zardari resigns
January 2, 2020
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor Muddasir Naqvi, who representing bureau in two references against former president Asif Ali Zardari, resigned from his post. Muddasir Naqvi tendered his resignation on Thursday to the prosecutor general of the NAB citing ‘personal reasons’. He was representing NAB in two references including Park Lane and Money Laundering reference. “On account of some personal reasons, I find myself unable to continue with NAB any further, thus constrained to tender instant resignation,” wrote Muddasir in his resignation letter. NAB Chairman Justice (rtd) Javed Iqbal accepted his resignation. It is pertinent to mention here that Muddasir Naqvi was a member of six-member special prosecution team in Fake Accounts case. Earlier, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has granted bail to Faryal Talpur, sister of former president Asif Zardari in fake accounts case. The court ordered to release her after furnishing surety bonds worth Rs10 million. A special bench comprising of Chief Justice Athar Minallah and Justice Amir Farooq announced the verdict. The NAB has filed a supplementary reference against former president Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in the fake accounts case. A key progress in the fake bank accounts case as the supplementary reference has been filed against Zaradari and Talpur. According to the reference, the corruption watchdog body alleged that the funds of a private bank were wrongly used and land was purchased under the name of a ‘benamidar’. The reference said that Anwar Majeed, Abdul Ghani and Mustafa Zulqarnain played a crucial role in the case. The NAB said that the accused named Mushtaq has a joint account with Zardari, adding that according to the bank record, the account was used for the former president. “Funds were also transferred abroad through the same account,” the reference stated. The reference stated that Rs8.3 billion were withdrawn from the fake accounts and Rs1.2bn were taken out illegally from a private bank’s account. It also says that Rs950 million were then transferred back to Zardari’s account for his use.