£190 million NCA case: Imran Khan puts onus on Shahzad Akbar during NAB’s four hours investigation

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman and former prime minister Imran Khan was questioned by a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) panel on the £190 million National Crime Agency (NCA) UK settlement case for four hours on Thursday.

The panel sent a questionnaire, asking for responses backed up by written documentation.

According to sources, the panel reportedly enquired about a variety of matters relevant to the case, such as money transfers, cabinet approval, land allocation for the Al-Qadir Trust, and a history of donations.

They also questioned if the summary was secret and whether the cabinet had approved it without debate.

The PTI leader reportedly informed NAB that his former accountability assistant Shahzad Akbar was in charge of overseeing the entire NCA process. Khan said that despite receiving verbal briefings, he had no active role in the process. Akbar should be called from London, according to the PTI leader, for additional inquiry.

According to the reports, Imran Khan said that the real estate magnate had donated the land for the founding of the Al-Qadir University Trust out of a spiritual motivation.

The NAB had first called both Khan and his wife, Bushra Bibi, but they asked for a postponement. The meeting had been previously planned for June 7.

The PTI leader’s summons was rescheduled by the NAB team for June 8, while Bushra Bibi’s was slated for June 13.

The PTI chairman is accused of stealing billions of rupees in a case involving a real estate magnate.