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NAB asks Sindh CM to testify on 27th

Updated March 22, 2019

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Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah is seen in this file photo.— DawnNewsTV/File
Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah is seen in this file photo.— DawnNewsTV/File

ISLAMABAD: Following the appearance of Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) top leaders Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Asif Ali Zardari in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednes­day, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has been summoned in the fake bank accounts and money laundering case.

According to a NAB source, the bureau has asked the chief minister to appear before it on March 27 in cases related to the Thatta and Dadu sugar mills.

NAB summoned Mr Shah in the light of a report prepared by a joint investigation team (JIT) formed by the Supreme Court last year to probe the multi-billion-rupee money laundering and fake bank accounts case against PPP leaders.

Incidentally, the fake bank accounts case was shifted from Karachi to Rawalpindi last week and currently Rawalpindi NAB is being headed by Irfan Naeem Mangi, a member of the JIT.

According to the JIT report, the Sindh government-owned Thatta Sugar Mills was sold to Omni Group for Rs127.5 million in 2013, whereas its market price then was said to be Rs716.11 million.

Published in Dawn, March 22nd, 2019