Sunday, October 24, 2021

Fake accounts case: NAB finds man who made numerous foreign trips with Ayyan Ali


ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday decided to include a senator affiliated with the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) in the fake bank accounts case, ARY News reported.

The NAB investigators found name of Rukhsana Bangash, the Senator belonging to the PPP, while probing the fake accounts case. The probe team detected the man who used to fly along Ayyan Ali on international trips, it was discovered that the man, identified as Mushtaq, made at least 45 trips out of the country.

Sources told that Mushtaq was appointed protocol officer at the President House in tenure of the past government. His appointment was made through a letter head of Senator Bangash.

The accountability watchdog officials have also found the appointment letter of the money laundering accused.

Earlier in the day, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah appeared before the National Accountability Bureau Rawalpindi in connection with a probe into laundering of billions of rupees through fake bank accounts.

The chief minister appeared at NAB’s old headquarters in Rawalpindi where a six-member team of the bureau grilled him for over one and a half hour. Strict security arrangements were made to deter any untoward incident.

Speaking to the media after emerging from the NAB office, Shah said he was questioned about Thatta sugar mills, adding he answered all questions put to him by the bureau’s team.

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