Fake accounts case: Yousaf Raza Gillani appears before NAB
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gillani appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in fake accounts case on Tuesday.
As per reports, Yousaf Raza Gillani was summoned by the anti-graft watchdog for interrogation in the fake accounts case. He was interrogated about the mega money laundering case.
Meanwhile, the former premier sought two week time for submitting his reply in the NAB.
Speaking to the journalists, after appearing at the NAB’s headquarters, he said that he was handed over a questionnaire similar to examination paper given in schools.
“The PPP is a public party, and we have always spoken about upholding democratic norms in the country,” he added. Bilawal is a hope for the country as youths are with him,” he remarked.
Asif Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto record statements before NAB
Earlier, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto and co-chairman Asif Zardari recorded their statements before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the mega money laundering case.
A five-member team interrogated Bilawal Bhutto, while Asif Zardari was investigated by 11-member team for one hour. Both were given a 20-question questionnaire each and asked to submit the reply till March 30.
Bilawal Bhutto expressed his dissociation from the fake accounts case. “It is beyond understanding why I have been included in the case. I have never done corruption. The NAB should keep the facts in mind. I hope the NAB will not summon me again,” he said.
About the Park Lane case, he said that he was very young when the company was formed.
He requested to submit the written replies to some questions.
In his statement, Asif Zardari said that the Park Lane Company matter is 28-year-old and remember it a little. The audio and video statement was recorded.
Both leaders were accompanied by several party leaders including Assefa Bhutto.
Rawalpindi NAB summons Asif Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto on Mar 20
Earlier, the NAB summoned PPP co-chairman Asif Zardari and chairman Bilawal Bhutto in the fake accounts case on March 20.
Mega money laundering case transferred to Rawalpindi
The banking court ordered to transfer mega money laundering case from Karachi to Rawalpindi on the National Accountability Bureau’s plea.
During the hearing, the banking court accepted the NAB plea of moving the case to Rawalpindi from Karachi. However, former president Asif Ali Zardri and his sister Faryal Talpur were absent during the hearing.
Following the arguments, the court had reserved its verdict earlier this week. The court today announced the verdict, allowing the case to be transferred from Karachi to Rawalpindi.
Subsequently, the banking court cancelled the interim bails granted to Zardari, Talpur and others as the case had been transferred to a different court.