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PPP’s Owais Muzaffar Tappi refutes arrest reports

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KARACHI: Former Sindh local bodies minister and former president Asif Ali Zardari’s foster brother, Owais Muzaffar Tappi, has refuted reports of his arrest in Dubai, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

Speaking exclusively to ARY News, Owais Muzaffar Tappi said he was in Dubai and only heard about his arrest on media.

Earlier, a report quoted by sources, said that former provincial minister, Owais Muzaffar Tappi was arrested last night in Dubai. The report also said that the former Sindh minister will be transferred to Pakistan soon.

The National Accountability Bureau had approved the launching of inquiries in four different cases against Owais Muzaffar Tappi in August last year.

Tappi is said to have abused his authority to illegally allot several hundred acres of land by the Malir river, which has reportedly cost the national treasury Rs33 billion.

Others involved in this case include former Sindh chief secretary Raja Muhammad Abbas, and the Sindh Land Utilisation Department’s former secretaries Ghulam Mustafa Phul and Ghulam Abbas Soomro.

Back in June 2016, Former federal petroleum minister Dr Asim Hussain had accused Owais Muzaffar of being involved in “all kinds of corruption” in a video recorded in Rangers’ custody.

The very other day, Asim Hussain’s lawyer alleged that his client was either forced or drugged to make the claims, a claim denied by Rangers.

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