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PTI leader asked to prove money laundering allegations against Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has asked Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Usman Dar to provide evidence to substantiate allegations of money laundering against Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif.

The bureau has written a letter to the PTI leader to appear before it along with documentary evidence to support the allegations of corruption and money laundering he levelled in his complaint against the senior PML-N leader.

Dar said he would submit all proofs he had to the anti-graft watchdog and that he has begun consultation with his legal team in this regard.

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

NAB chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal, who gave the go-ahead to the probe, said the bureau would provide ample opportunity to the minister to contest the accusations against him.

Earlier, PTI leader Dar said he had already submitted evidence of Asif’s foreign accounts and money laundering to NAB. He said the minister also accepted that he had UAE work permit.

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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