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Fake bank accounts scam: NAB summons Bilawal on May 17


May 15, 2019

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Chairman Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on May 17 (Friday) in an ongoing probe of fake bank accounts scam with related to Park Lane Estate Pvt Ltd.

The Combined Investigation Team (CIT) of the NAB Rawalpindi headed by Director General NAB Rawalpindi Irfan Mangi probing the fake bank accounts scam and multi-billion money laundering scam has asked Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari to appear on May 17 and to respond the queries of the investigation team.

The company is believed to be owned by former president and President PPP Parliamentarians Asif Ali Zardari and has been allegedly involved in fake transactions through fake bank accounts.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari along with his father Asif Ali Zardari appeared before the CIT of NAB Rawalpindi On March 20 and was interrogated alleged purchase and demarcation of a land in Islamabad by Park Lane Estates (Pvt) Limited — of which Bilawal was a minor shareholder — as well as a loan allegedly obtained by the firm.

Senator Mustafa Khokhar, spokesman to Chairman PPP Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, said that Bilawal will appear before the NAB on May 17.

Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar while responding to NAB notice summoning Bilawal also disprove the reports that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had not responded to NAB's queries, saying that such reports were unfounded.

He advised the media to uphold its reputation and report verified news instead of spreading fake news.

Accusing the NAB’s as an instrument of the government, Mustafa Nawaz Kokhar said the NAB was being used as revenge tool against the PPP leadership and was relying on media trials. While in a related move, the CIT of the NAB Rawalpindi had also summoned former president Asif Ali Zardari again on May 16 in fake bank account scam with related to Harish and Company case.

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