An accountability court in Islamabad on Tuesday directed to freeze the accounts and assets of absconders in the £190 million case and issued arrest warrants for them.
Accountability Court Judge Muhammad Bashir ordered revenue officers on Tuesday to freeze the properties of former special assistants to prime minister Zulfikar Bukhari and Mirza Shahzad Akbar. Others whose properties were frozen included Farhat Shahzadi, also known as Farah Gogi, lawyer Ziaul Mustafa Naseem, property tycoon Malik Riaz and his son.
Excise and Taxation officers were directed to impound any vehicles registered against their names. Commercial banks were directed to freeze accounts registered against their names.
An additional director of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was tasked by the court to act as a 'receiver' to collect rent from the properties owned by these individuals and subleased.
The court also issued warrants for the arrests of these absconding individuals.