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NAB asks PM’s aide to prove accusations against Kh Asif in money laundering case

NAB asks PM’s aide to prove accusations against Kh Asif in money laundering case

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday asked the Prime Minister’s Special Aide Usman Dar to provide evidence to substantiate allegations of money laundering against Khawaja Asif.

According to details, NAB authorities have penned a letter to Usman Dar, asking him to submit evidence against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) Khawaja Asif, establishing his foreign investment in UAE, under the cover of Iqama (foreign work permit).

Dar, after receiving the letter by the anti-graft watch-dog, has decided to appear before NAB along with evidence against Khawaja Asif. “Khawaja Asif used his Iqama (foreign work permit) to hide his foreign investment,” he continued.

The bureau had launched a probe into allegations against Khawaja Asif, on the complaint lodged against him by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader. In his complaint, he said that the PML-N leader concealed his offshore assets from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and was getting a monthly salary of Rs1.6 million from a UAE company.

NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal, who gave the go-ahead to the probe, had said that the bureau would provide ample opportunity to the Asif to contest the accusations against him.