NAB again summons PTI chief in £190 million case


ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief in a case involving a trust he and his wife set up to build a university.

The NAB has asked the PTI chief to appear at its Rawalpindi office on Saturday at 11:30 am in the £190 million scandal, which is previously known as Al-Qadir Trust case.

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The NAB has directed the former prime minister to bring along the documents related to the Al-Qadir Trust, which he and his wife Bushra Bibi formed to establish the Al-Qadir University in Sohawa tehsil of Punjab’s Jhelum district.

The NAB has alleged that Khan’s PTI government struck a deal with Malik Riaz, a major property tycoon of Pakistan, that caused a loss of more than $239 million to the national exchequer, in exchange for land for the trust.

The case is linked to an investigation by the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), which seized assets worth £190 million from Riaz in 2019.

The accountability court on Friday granted one-day exemption from appearance to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman in an alleged illegal transfer of 190 million pounds in the Al-Qadir Trust case.

Judge Muhammad Bashir heard the plea filed and granted a one-day exemption.

The court also adjourned the hearing till tomorrow.

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