£190 million NAB case: New revelations made against Imran Khan by former close aide
The investigation into the alleged corruption involving Bahria Town and the £190 million reference has taken a new twist. Zubaida Jalal Khan, former Minister for Defence Production, shared fresh information with the NAB team overseeing the case. She disclosed that cabinet members not only recommended an inquiry into the case but also advocated for the repatriation of the £190 million to Pakistan.
Despite these recommendations from the cabinet, Jalal claimed that former Prime Minister Imran Khan chose to disregard them, opting not to initiate an investigation into the matter.
According to her, Imran Khan's decision to include the case in the Cabinet, following a personal meeting with Mirza Shahzad Akbar, and the signing of a Confidentiality Deed before the Cabinet Meeting, suggests a rush to conceal their alleged wrongdoing.
The report states, “The discretion used by accused Imran Ahmed Khan Niazi by including the case directly into the Cabinet after a personal meeting with Mirza Shahzad Akbar, coupled with the fact that a Confidentiality Deed was signed and submitted before the Cabinet Meeting, establishes that both the accused persons were in haste to conceal their crime/wrongdoings.”
Furthermore, Jalal revealed that the agenda related to the case was approved in the cabinet without any discussion, and the minutes of the meeting were kept confidential.
This adds another layer of complexity to the £190 million case, indicating a potential secret deal between Bahria Town and the ex-Prime Minister.