NAB summons Bilawal Bhutto on Dec 24 in fake accounts case
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on December 24 in fake accounts case.
As per reports, the anti-graft watchdog summoned Bilawal in Opal-225, a joint venture of Zardari Group Ltd. In 2009, Bilawal and his father Asif Ali Zardari became shareholders of the company.
Senator Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar confirmed that Bilawal Bhutto received NAB’s notification.
He said that the Chief Justice cleared PPP Chairman and announced him innocent in the case.
“The government is targeting political opposition through NAB”, he expressed, adding that they are just trying to harass Bilawal.
Khokhar further said that the anti-graft watchdog should explain why corruption case against government members and other ministers are pending and how many notices have been issued against them.
“The NAB is only targeting the opposition members”.
Eight references were filed in an Islamabad’a accountability court on Dec 9, in fake accounts case and 20 suspects including Bilal Sheikh and Tariq Ahsann have been nominated in it.
NAB has stated in the reference that embezzlement worth billions were committed in loans of Sindh Bank.
According to details, the suspects have accused of granting Rs 29 billion loan to Omni Group out of which Rs 25 billion is still outstanding.
It has further been stated in the reference that Bilal Sheikh and Tariq Ahsan remained Sindh Bank’s presidents. Both the accused are under judicial remand.