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NAB files first corruption reference of fake bank accounts probe

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday filed first reference with respect to the fake bank accounts probe in an accountability court of Islamabad, ARY News reported.

The reference filed against nine accused included Omni Group’s Abdul Ghani Majeed, Younus Qidwai, former administrator of Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) Mohammad Hussain Syed, Najam Zaman and others.

The accused were allegedly involved in illegal allotment of an amenity plot.

In a key development after filing of the first NAB reference in fake bank accounts case, Younus Kidwai, one of the accused in the reference, returned back two plots to the accountability bureau, sources said.

Younus Kidwai is a partner of former president Asif Ali Zardari in the Park Lane estate, sources said.

Kidwai facing charges of illegal allotment of the plots of a temple and library in Karachi.

According to sources, Younus Kidwai has returned the plot valued Rs. 600 mln to NAB in writing, according to sources.

The bureau had filed a reference against Kidwai and eight other accused in an accountability court in Islamabad today.

Moreover, the former administrator of KMC, Hussain Syed, moved the Sindh High Court against his name in the accountability reference today. The high court forbid the NAB from arrest of Syed in the accountability reference and ordered the accountability watchdog to submit its reply on the matter in court on April 24.

The meeting of the NAB executive board presided over by its chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal yesterday decided to file six accountability references in courts.

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