Friday , April 10 2020

Panama JIT officer to monitor fake account case against Zardari

Islamabad: DG of National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Rawalpindi division, Irfan Mangi, who was a member of the joint investigation team (JIT) in the Panama papers case against premier Nawaz will monitor the fake accounts case involving Zardari and others.

Sources told that Chairman NAB (retd) Justice Javed Iqbal handed over the fake bank accounts and money laundering case to the bureau’s Rawalpindi office.

According to the orders of Supreme Court, a reference had to be launched against Pakistan People’s Party co-chairman  and other top PPP leaders in the apex court of Rawalpindi or Islamabad and not in Karachi.

“The same officer who was part of JIT in Panama Papers case will oversee the matter against Zardari and other accused”

It should be noted that JIT report had highlighted the name of Co-chairman PPP Asid Ali Zardari and Omni Group’s involvement in the mega money laundering scam.

As soon as the report surfaces, federal government on Dec 28 put the names of 172 people, including  Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Faryal Talpur, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah, former chief minister Qaim Ali Shah and other PPP leaders and businessmen on the blacklist.

However, later on the directives of Supreme Court the names oBilawal and Murad Ali Shah were removed from the no-fly list in light of the apex court’s order.

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