Durrani appears before NAB in illegal assets case

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ISLAMABAD: Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) leader Akram Durrani on Thursday appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for an inquiry into the accumulation of assets beyond means case.

Durrani was earlier directed by the anti-graft watchdog to appear before it on April 11.

Sources said Durrani was handed over a questionnaire by NAB over his alleged involvement in corruption.

Durrani, in his capacity as housing minister, allegedly allotted six plots owned by the DHA Foundation in sectors 1-12 and 1-16 to his near and dear ones and caused losses to the national exchequer, the top graft-buster had said in a statement.

He served as the Chief Minister of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa from 2002 to 2007. He served as federal minister for Housing and Works, in the Abbasi cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018.

Last year, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal had ordered an inquiry against Akram Khan Durrani over misuse of power and illegal allotment of plots.

Durrani was re-elected to Provincial Assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as a candidate of Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal (MMA) from Constituency PK-90 (Bannu-IV) in general election of 2018 and subsequently became the opposition leader in the provincial assembly.