Former President Asif Zardari lands into yet another trouble

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Former President Asif Zardari lands into yet another trouble

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is all set to file a reference against Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari next week in the case pertaining to his alleged malpractices and corruption in the Pink Residency case.

Sources familiar with the matter told media news that the reference will be filed in the accountability court of Islamabad after the approval of the NAB at its executive board meeting.

The reference will follow the ongoing investigation against Aftab Ahmed Memon – secretary of the Land Utilisation Department of Sindh Board of Revenue and a close aide to Zardari – who is under the custody of the NAB in a case pertaining to illegal allotment of 17 acres of land in the KDA Scheme in favour of M/S Pink Residency and others.

Earlier on March 8, the accountability court of Islamabad remanded Memon in the custody of the NAB for 13 days for investigation in his alleged involvement in the illegal allotment of land.

The illegal regularisation cost the national treasury a loss of more than Rs800 million in terms of land value.

NAB alleged that Mr Memon “in connivance and collaboration” with other members of the Sindh Government Lands Committee, committed offences that fall under Section 9 of the NAB Ordinance, 1999, that is related to corruption and corrupt practices.

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