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Court declares Shahzad Akbar proclaimed offender

A local court has declared former prime minister Imran Khan’s adviser Mirza Shahzad Akbar as a proclaimed offender in a fraud and embezzlement case

By Our Correspondent
December 03, 2023
A former official of Pakistans anti-graft watchdog, the NAB, Akbar is a human rights lawyer who had campaigned globally for the victims of drone strikes. Geo.tv/via The News/Files
A former official of Pakistan's anti-graft watchdog, the NAB, Akbar is a human rights lawyer who had campaigned globally for the victims of drone strikes. Geo.tv/via The News/Files

ISLAMABAD. A local court has declared former prime minister Imran Khan’s adviser Mirza Shahzad Akbar as a proclaimed offender in a fraud and embezzlement case.

Civil Judge Ahmed Shahzad Gondal declared the former accountability czar as a proclaimed offender in a fraud and embezzlement case registered at the Secretariat Police Station.

A day earlier, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) issued arrest warrants for Shahzad Akbar, Zulfi Bukhari and two others in the £190 million settlement case. The development came after NAB filed a reference in the £190 million settlement case, officially nominating former prime minister Imran Khan as an accused in the case.

A total of eight people have been nominated in the case. Besides Imran, Bushra Bibi, Farah Gogi, Zulfi Bukhari, Shahzad Akbar and Barrister Zia-ul-Mustafa Naseem have also been accused in the case.