Fake accounts: NAB files reference against Omni Group, others
ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday filed a new reference in an accountability court in federal capital in connection with its ongoing probe into mega money laundering and fake bank accounts case.
Latest reference, which pertains to alleged corruption and illegal allotment of land in Karachi’s Pink Residency, was filed following approval by NAB executive board last week.
Reference nominates Aftab Ahmed Memon – Secretary Land Utilisation Department of Sindh Board of Revenue and a close aide to former president Asif Ali Zardari – who is under NAB custody for illegally allotting government land in favour of Pink Residency. He was arrested by the NAB Rawalpindi chapter on March 8 in the ongoing probe into the alleged misuse of his authority.
Omni Group’s Abdul Ghani Majeed and others are also accused in the case.
NAB has meanwhile also been probing Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur and his son Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for corruption, money laundering, and misuse of authority.
Zardari and Talpur appeared before accountability court in Islamabad earlier today – their first appearance here after fake accounts case was transferred from a banking court in Karachi upon NAB’s appeal.