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Usman Dar submits money laundering proofs about Khawaja Asif in NAB

Usman Dar submits money laundering proofs about Khawaja Asif in NAB
December 6, 2018
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – 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). Dar had approached NAB to start an investigation against the former defence minister. In his complaint, he said the PML-N leader concealed his offshore assets from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and was getting a monthly salary of Rs1.6 million from a UAE company. NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal, who gave the go-ahead to the probe, had said the bureau would provide ample opportunity to Khawaja Asif to contest the accusations against him. On August 16, the anti-graft body has also ordered initiation of inquiries against former federal minister Khawaja Asif, former provincial irrigation minister of Sindh Zafar Ali Laghari, former MNA Abdul Hakeem Baloch, former MNA captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar, PTI leader Abdul Aleem Khan and others.