Imran Khan Ordered 'Adjustment' Of Malik Riaz Money In Supreme Court Account: Farogh Nasim

Imran Khan Ordered 'Adjustment' Of Malik Riaz Money In Supreme Court Account: Farogh Nasim
Former minister for law, Senator Farogh Nasim, has rebuffed the claims of former premier and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan regarding the £190 million case.

Former prime minister Imran Khan first took shelter in the cabinet, and now he is declaring then-law minister Farogh Nasim responsible for the £190 million case, saying that Naseem gave a suggestion to adjust the fine money in the account of the Supreme Court.

Responding to Khan’s claim, Nasim said, "I had not given any such advice to Imran Khan, and this agreement was not included in the agenda of that cabinet meeting."

He said that no such summary was sent by the Ministry of Law, nor was Imran Khan advised by my ministry that if Pakistan does not take the £190 million case, it will remain in Britain.

Farogh Nasim said that Imran Khan himself decided to adjust £190 million case in the Supreme Court account, adding that the Ministry of Law did not give him any advice in this regard and all the facts in this regard are on record.

On Tuesday, Imran Khan was grilled for nearly five hours at the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in connection with the case retitled from the ‘Al-Qadir Trust reference' to the ‘National Crime Agency £190 million scandal’.

According to sources, the relevant documents were provided to the former prime minister, and a response was sought the next time he appeared before a team of five NAB investigators led by the anti-graft body’s director general.

During the interrogation, Imran responded to the questionnaire sent to him by NAB. The anti-graft body also issued a statement explaining why it had not summoned the ex-premier’s spouse, Bushra Bibi, in connection with the case.

The NAB interrogators recorded Imran’s replies to 20 questions related to the "illegal" transfer of £190 million. The NAB had also sought records of Imran’s correspondence with Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and frozen orders for £190 million.

The PTI chief was also asked about all donations received for Al-Qadir University. The records of the trust deed between Al-Qadir Trust and the company of the suspects were also sought.