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Investment in private airline made Ali Jahangir PM’s special assistant

Islamabad: Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwalla said Pakistan’s erstwhile ambassador to the US, Ali Jahangir Siddiqui and his father Jahangir Siddiqui, were stakeholders in private airline and they must face the court.

While addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Mandviwalla made a clear reference to Air Blue and mentioned that Ali Jahangir was appointed a special assistant to the then Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi because he made investment in the airline.

It is said that Khaqab Abbasi owns Air Blue, though he has been denying it in past days and claimed only to have a share in the airline.

Mandviwalla stated that he can also provide the proofs in the court that Ali Jahangir and Jahangir Siddiqui were stakeholders in the airline.

He also said that Ali Jahangir Siddiqui sent him a notice that was apparently just a bad tactic to warm them to stay silent on this matter.

“Ali Jahangir should prove that he did not invest in the private airline”, he said.

He further said that Former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi never said that Ali Jahangir and Jahangir Siddiqui were not partners.

“Why would he deny it when it was said by the airline owner himself”, he said.

Mandviwalla questioned that why National Accountability Bureau (NAB) did not call him.


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