Thatta Sugar Mills Case: CM Sindh to appear before NAB todayAbdul Gh Lone 25 March 2019 0 COMMENTS
Sindh chief minister Murad Ali Shah is set to appear before the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Rawalpindi branch on Monday in connection with the long-running fake bank accounts case.
The anti-graft body, through a notification issued to Shah, had asked him to make an appearance at the old NAB headquarters on March 26.
The chief minister, however, had requested to appear a day earlier, which was approved.
He has been instructed to bring along all records pertaining to the Thatta Sugar Mills, as investigation continues into the mega money laundering and fake accounts case.
The FIA is investigating more than 30 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts, including Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur.
Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July 2018 in connection with the probe.
The former president’s other close aide and Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed a close aide and Omni Group chairman and his son, Abdul Ghani, were arrested by FIA in August 2018.
Several ‘benami’ accounts at multiple private banks were opened in 2013, 2014 and 2015 from where transactions worth billions of rupees were made, according to sources.
The amount, according to FIA sources, is said to be black money gathered from various kickbacks, commissions and bribes.