ProPropertyNewsNAB Questions PTI’s Zulfi Bukhari Over Alleged Settlement with Malik Riaz

NAB Questions PTI’s Zulfi Bukhari Over Alleged Settlement with Malik Riaz

ISLAMABAD: Zulfi Bukhari, a leader of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) party, appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday to answer questions about an alleged settlement between the PTI government and property tycoon Malik Riaz that is said to have resulted in a loss of 190 million pounds to the Pakistani government.

Bukhari was initially summoned by NAB on November 29 but requested a rescheduling of the meeting and then failed to respond to a subsequent summons for December 15.

As a result, NAB issued a final notice warning that action could be taken if Bukhari did not appear on Monday.

The investigation concerns accusations that former Prime Minister, Imran Khan, and his wife, Bushra Bibi, received an undue benefit of 458 kanals of land at Mouza Bakrala, Sohawa, where they were establishing Al Qadir University, in exchange for adjusting the transfer of 50 billion rupees (equivalent to 190 million pounds at the time) sent by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) to the Pakistani government.

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The money had been deposited as a liability of Malik Riaz by the federal cabinet in the Bahria Town Karachi case.

Moreover, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah has accused former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, of accepting 5 billion rupees and hundreds of kanals of land from Bahria Town in exchange for protecting the real estate firm in a money laundering case.

The minister has also claimed that Imran’s aide, Shehzad Akbar, settled the case and that the 50 billion rupees belonging to the national treasury were adjusted against Bahria Town’s liability.

He alleged that Khan received a bribe of 5 billion rupees through Akbar before the case was closed.

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