National Accountability Bureau Rawalpindi (NAB RWP) summoned Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari in a Joint Venture (JV) Opal 255 corruption case on February 13.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari directed to bring records of Zardari Group of Companies from 2008 to 2019 in NAB RWP
He also asked to bring the record of the board of directors of the company.
Bilawal Bhutto accused of taking out an amount of Rs1.22 billion from a fake bank account to utilize it for his personal company.
Although Bilawal Bhutto argued during the NAB probe that he a child when the transaction was made, however, the documents bear his signatures.
The NAB authorities acquired the audit report and document bearing the signature of the party chairman.
However Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal already given nod to turn the inquiry against the top PPP leader into an investigation.
The Opal-225 (referred in tax record a joint investment of Zardari Group Ltd) initiated on October 15, 2011.
Earlier In 2009, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his father became shareholders of the company.
Both of them have a stake of 25 percent each in the company.
Allegedly, billions of rupees transferred to the company’s accounts via fake bank accounts.
Moreover The company took out loans of billions of rupees from the banks.
Fake Bank Accounts Case
NAB conducting investigations in pursuance of the Supreme Court’s verdict in the fake accounts case.
Wherein it forwarded the joint investigation team (JIT) report with directions to investigate and file references.
Former president Asif Ali Zardari, chairman of the Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, his aunt Faryal Talpur, former chief minister Qaim Ali Shah, provincial minister Anwar Siyal, others among as many as 172 accused in the fake accounts case.
Furthermore The Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted bail to the former president and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari on medical grounds.