Fawad Hasan Fawad took Rs 15 crore from Ali Jehangir Siddiqui for his appointment as Ambassador to US: Sources

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Fawad Hasan Fawad took Rs 15 crore from Ali Jehangir Siddiqui for his appointment as Ambassador to US: Sources

ISLAMABAD - Rs 150 million were paid to Fawad Hasan Fawad, the former principal secretary to the prime minister by Pakistan Ambassador in US Ali Jehangir Siddiqui, it has been revealed.

NAB had summoned Mr Siddiqui on charges that he had transferred Rs150m to the account of Mr Fawad before his appointment as ambassador to the US.

During interrogation, Mr Fawad is reported to have claimed that he had received Rs150m as a ‘loan’ from Mr Siddiqui.

“Neither Mr Siddiqui tur­n­ed up nor his lawyer appe­ared before NAB on Friday,” an official of NAB said.