Earlier, the NAB summoned Pakistan’s Ambassador-designate to the US Ali Jahangir Siddiqui
in an inquiry pertaining to Rs40 billion corruption. On March 22, the anti-graft watchdog’s Lahore chapter had launched an investigation against Pakistan’s newly appointed ambassador to the US Ali Jahangir Siddiqui and summoned him but he didn’t show up. The NAB said that Ali was handed over a 2-page questionnaire which has also not been submitted. The newly appointed ambassador has been accused of illegally transferring 23 million Euros abroad to purchase an Italian company and his involvement in a corruption scandal worth Rs40 billion. The Bureau is likely to include his name in the Exit Control List (ECL). Siddiqui is to assume his new responsibilities as Pakistan’s ambassador in Washington next month. He had been working as Special Adviser to the Prime Minister for the last six months.