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Anti-Graft Agency interrogated Pakistan’s Imran Khan in Al Qadir corruption case

Islamabad, November 27 (Language) Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, who is in jail in a corruption case worth billions of rupees, was interrogated in jail by the country’s anti-corruption watchdog. This information was given in a media report on Monday.

A team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) met the 71-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party chief in Adiala jail on Sunday, a senior official of the anti-corruption watchdog told Dawn newspaper.

The former Prime Minister is lodged in Rawalpindi’s high security jail since September 26 in various cases.

The NAB team interrogated Khan for more than two hours in connection with the allegations in the GBP 190 million (Rs 50 billion) Al-Qadir Trust corruption case, the report said.

The Al-Qadir Trust case is about a settlement of 190 million pounds i.e. about Rs 50 billion, which was sent to Pakistan by Britain’s National Crime Agency after recovering money from a Pakistani property tycoon.

Khan, while prime minister at the time, had allowed the businessman to use the amount to partially settle a fine of about Rs 450 billion imposed by the Supreme Court a few years ago, instead of depositing it in the national treasury.

In return, the tycoon had reportedly gifted about 57 acres of land to a trust set up by Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi to establish Al-Qadir University in the Sohawa area of ​​Jhelum district in Punjab.

Accountability Bureau officials have been visiting Adiala jail since November 15 to investigate the role of the PTI chief in the case.

The notice served to the accused said the anti-corruption body has taken cognizance of the offenses of corruption and corrupt practices as defined under NAB laws.

“In return for this favour, illegally and dishonestly, Bahria Town Limited gave 458 kanals of land, Rs 285 million, buildings and other types of material and monetary benefits under the guise of donation to Al-Qadir University Trust, which includes you is one of the trustees and has signed the acknowledgment of donation with Bahria Town,” the previous NAB notice said to Khan’s wife Bushra Bibi, who is also an accused in the case.

Khan has been in jail since August 5 when he was arrested following his conviction in the Toshakhana corruption case. In September he was transferred from Attock jail to Adiala jail.

The former cricketer turned politician was ousted through a no-confidence vote in April 2022. More than 150 cases have been registered against him since he was ousted from power. PTI SH GRS AKJ GRS GRS

Disclaimer: This report has been published as part of an auto-generated syndicated wire feed. Except for the title, the content has not been modified or edited by ABP Live.



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