Dar gives money laun­der­ing proofs against Asif in NAB

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Min­is­ter's Spe­cial Aide on Youth Af­fairs Us­man Dar has sub­mit­ted ev­i­dence in the Na­tional Ac­count­abil­ity Bu­reau (NAB) against al­leged money laun­der­ing by Khawaja Asif, the for­mer for­eign min­is­ter and PML-N leader.

As per de­tails, the PTI leader sub­mit­ted proofs against Khawaja Asif about for­eign in­vest­ments made by him and de­tails of be­nami trans­ac­tions made through his [Khawaja Asif's] wife for­eign bank ac­counts at NAB's Islamabad of­fice.

Dar also handed over a confi- den­tial agree­ment re­gard­ing Asif's em­ploy­ment in a for­eign com­pany while be­ing fed­eral min­is­ter to NAB au­thor­i­ties.

It may be re­called that NAB au­thor­i­ties on Wed­nes­day (De­cem­ber 5), had asked Us­man Dar, to pro­vide ev­i­dence to sub­stan­ti­ate al­le­ga­tions of money laun­der­ing against Khawaja Asif.

Ac­cord­ing to de­tails, NAB au­thor­i­ties had asked Us­man Dar to sub­mit ev­i­dence against PML-N's Khawaja Asif, es­tab­lish­ing his for­eign in­vest­ment in UAE, un­der cover of Iqama (for­eign work per­mit).

Dar af­ter re­ceiv­ing let­ter by the anti-graft watch dog, had de­cided to ap­pear be­fore it [NAB] along with ev­i­dence against Khawaja Asif.

The bu­reau had launched a probe into al­le­ga­tions against Khawaja Asif, on the com­plaint lodged against him by the PTI leader.

In his com­plaint, he said the PML-N leader con­cealed his off­shore as­sets from the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion of Pak­istan (ECP) and was get­ting a monthly salary of Rs1.6 mil­lion from a UAE com­pany.

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