Dar ordered to submit evidence to NAB in money laundering case against Kh Asif


ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Usman Dar on Tuesday morning to submit evidence in money laundering case against Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif.

In a letter sent to NAB, Dar claimed that Asif had accepted that he was also an Iqama (UAE work permit) holder and had remained involved in money laundering.

“Khawaja Asif has also been accused of concealing his offshore assets from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP),” the complainant said. He claimed that the minister was getting a monthly salary of Rs1.6 million from an Abu Dhabi-based firm.

The complaint contained details of Asif’s offshore firm and business and alleged that millions of rupees were being deposited in his foreign bank account.

Asif was also accused of using foreign bank account of his wife to receive heavy amounts. He had not declared his and his wife’s foreign bank accounts to the ECP, Dar claimed.

In response, the NAB authorities on Sunday wrote a letter to Usman Dar which stated that they had analysed the complaint regarding Khwaja Asif’s alleged money laundering and corruption and demanded of the complainant to submit evidence and documentary proofs if available, against the accused in NAB Rawalpindi office on Tuesday morning.