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NAB summons Khawaja Asif’s family today

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

13th Dec, 2019. 09:54 am
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National Accountability Bureau has summoned Khawaja Asif’s family members on Friday (today) in connection with Sialkot housing scheme scandal case.

Khawaja Asif is the central leader of Pakistan Muslim League (PML N) leader and former defense minister.

NAB has made progress in a case related to financial irregularities in a case against Khawaja Asif and his family.

The politician’s wife and son were summoned at the NAB’s Lahore office on today.

The investigators have asked them to bring concerned records, whereas, former mayor of Sialkot, Chaudhary Tauheed Akhtar was summoned at 11:00 am. The accused persons are facing charges of illegal trade of the plots of a private housing scheme.

The accused persons possessed 150 canals of leased land but 400 canals were sold out by them.

On December 6, it emerged that the anti-corruption watchdog had initiated an inquiry into Sialkot Housing Scheme scandal. The accused persons include Khawaja Asif’s wife, son, former Sialkot mayor, Naveed Akhtar and others.

The approval of the inquiry was given by the NAB chairman on the complaints of the affectees of the Sialkot housing scheme.

In June, NAB had summoned Khawaja Asif’s wife and son Asad Asif for interrogation in the case.

Earlier, on March 29, the corruption watchdog had summoned the former federal minister on April 2 to record his statement in a probe into a complaint against him for assets beyond known sources of income.

‘The bureau had asked Khawaja Muhammad Asif to bring the relevant record of his assets in the country and abroad. The Executive Board of the NAB approved an inquiry against him last year.

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