Thursday Jul 18, 2019
LAHORE: Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar said on Thursday that next week he will reveal the names of people involved in money laundering for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, the special assistant said that the government is just asking for three payments given through EERA funds to Shehbaz's son-in-law, Ali Imran. "Don't mislead the nation tell why Rs60 million were given to Ali Imran," he said. "Next week I will tell the names of your political associates involved in money laundering."
Akbar said that on September 6, 2012, Ali Imran was paid Rs200 million. In March 2013, he received Rs130 million and later in July 2011, he was paid Rs270 million. "A land was bought for Rs 130 million. The cheque was paid by Naveed Ikram and the power of attorney was Ali Imran."
The special assistant said that Shehbaz did his press conference because the authorities now know their robbery, adding that Naveed Ikram was handed over to the authorities because he is poor while Ali Imran was sent abroad.
"Two people committed a crime, one was arrested the other was sent abroad because he is son-in-law. Hamza Shehbaz, Salman Shehbaz, Nusrat Shehebaz and Ali Imran have created their empires on TT."
Akbar said that Nusrat Shehbaz and Hamza Shehbaz bought a house in Dona Galli and Johar Town respectively through money laundering and TTs.
"Naveed Ikram has accepted please bargain while Ali Imran is an absconder. According to the law, his properties will be confiscated and recoveries will be made," he said.