Al-Qadir Trust Case: Imran questions NAB proceedings without investigation from Malik Riaz

Former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, on Monday, questioned the credibility of the investigation into the Al-Qadir Trust case, pointing out that the national accountability bureau (NAB) has not taken action against Bahria Town owner Malik Riaz.

Imran Khan made these remarks during his appearance with his wife Bushra Bibi in connection with the investigation of al-Qadir Trust case at NAB’s Rawalpindi office yesterday.

In response to NAB’s questions, Imran Khan argued that it was a misconception that 190 million pounds of money was not deposited in the national treasury.

NAB questioned Imran Khan in his office for about four hours and directed him to bring the record with him on the next hearing.

“Since I was not aware of the agreement between the National Crime Agency (NCA) and Malik Riaz, I relied on Shahzad Akbar’s briefing, which was not discussed in the cabinet,” he said.

“Shahzad Akbar had approved a secret agreement with the cabinet on December 3, 2019, but I am not aware of any other secret agreement that Shahzad Akbar signed on November 06, 2019,” he said.

“I reiterate that I am not aware of any secret confidentiality agreement nor have I participated in providing any designated account to the NCA for the return of funds from the UK to the State of Pakistan,” Khan said.

NAB provided the relevant documents to Imran Khan and directed him to submit the record along with details on the next hearing.

Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir granted pre-arrest bail to Imran Khan till May 31 in the case. The NAB prosecutor told the court that chairman NAB had issued arrest warrants for Imran Khan while only a summoning notice was issued for Bushra Bibi.

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