NAB files reference against Dr Asim in accountability court

KARACHI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday filed references against Dr Asim Hussain in an accountability court.


In the references submitted to court, there are 3,074 pieces of evidence against Hussain, alleging corruption amounting to RS462 billion against the former petroleum minister.

The accountability court has accepted the references submitted today.

Hussain, a close aide of former president Asif Zardari, is facing allegations of alleged misuse of authority in fraudulent allotment of plots and encroachment of state land for Dr Ziauddin Hospital, illegal gains and kickbacks.

He is also accused of receiving commission through the fertilizer cartel for illegal curtailment of gas for exploitive price hike and black marketing between 2010 and 2012, in addition to fraud with the general public and money laundering.

NAB initiated an inquiry involving an amount of Rs13bn against the former petroleum minister.

Earlier in February, after spending around five and a half months in the custody of different law enforcement agencies, an accountability court sent Hussain to prison on judicial remand in a corruption inquiry being conducted by NAB.


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