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Fake accounts’ case: Sindh CM to appear before NAB tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has decided to appear before the National Accountability (NAB) on March 25 (Monday) instead of March 26, ARY News reported on Sunday.

Sources said that the chief minister has decided to appear before the anti-corruption watchdog’s investigators on March 25 (tomorrow) in connection with an ongoing probe into fake bank accounts’ case.

The high-up will appear at NAB old headquarters on Monday where Director General Irfan Manghi will record Murad’s statement. Sources added that CM Shah will also be handed over a written questionnaire.

The DG NAB Manghi has contacted the district administration and sought additional security measures at the NAB office, sources said.

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On March 21, the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Rawalpindi chapter had summoned Sindh chief minister Murad Ali Shah to appear before it on March 26, in a case related to awarding subsidy of billions of rupees to OMNI group sugar mills in Sindh’s Thatta and Dadu.

The accountability bureau has further directed the chief minister to bring along all records pertaining to the Sakrand, Khoski, Pangrio and Thatta Sugar Mills.

Sources privy to the development confirmed that the bureau, through a notification issued to Shah, has asked him to appear at the old NAB Headquarters.

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On March 20, former president Asif Ali Zardari and Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had also appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Islamabad and recorded their statements in the Park Lane Estate case.

They reached the NAB office in a convoy comprising over a dozen vehicles amid tight security. Their vehicles were surrounded by party workers who gathered there to express solidarity with them.

Sources said the father-son duo were interrogated by two different teams of the bureau in separate rooms for more than an hour and provided a questionnaire comprising 50 questions after their statements were recorded.

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