PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari lands in hot waters
ISLAMABAD – PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari lands in hot waters from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
NAB has summoned Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari to appear before its Rawalpindi investigation team on February 13 in the JV Opal-255 case.
According to details, the accountability watchdog has ordered Mr Bilawal to bring all record of the Zardari Group from 2008 till 2019, and a list of board of directors of the company.
The PPP chairman has been accused of withdrawing Rs1.22 billion from a fake account for his private company.
Mr Bilawal has claimed that he was young at that time, but contrary to his statement, the audit report contains his signature. The NAB has obtained an audit report and documents containing his signature.
For the same case, NAB Chairman retired justice Javed Iqbal had approved converting that inquiry into an investigation, and the bureau summoned Mr Bilawal for the fourth time. However, Mr Bilawal has appeared before the investigation team only once.
According to NAB, Mr Bilawal had 25 percent shares in a private firm, Opal-225, a joint venture of the Zardari Group.
PPP leaders together have been accused of transferring billions of rupees to Opal-225 via fake bank accounts. The company also took loans of billions of rupees from banks.