LONDON - Prime Minister Imran Khan has intensified efforts for recovering the looted money of Pakistan from abroad.
PM Khan had tasked Special Assistant Shazad Akbar for the assignment who had gone to England for consultations with the British authorities and relevant legal forums.
Shahzad Akbar has claimed that he spent three days of “useful meetings” in London on the issues of accountability.
Mirza Shahzad Akbar , who was appointed last week as the Special Assistant to the PM on accountability and sat in the first cabinet meeting with the PM, announced on a social media site that he was in London in relation to the “repatriation of unlawful assets to Pakistan”.
He wrote: “Headed back to Pakistan from London after 3 days of useful meetings in our efforts to implement PM Imran Khan’s promise for the accountability of the corrupt & repatriation of unlawful assets to Pakistan.”
Shahzad Akbabr didn’t respond to questions about his meetings in London but a spokesman of Pakistan High Commission said that the high commission was not aware that the Minister of State was in London and that it had no involvement in setting up any meetings.
Official meetings are arranged and coordinated by Pakistan High Commission and its not clear whether the PM’s Assistant on Accountability arranged these meetings directly or met legal firms to seek opinions. Meeting with the government officials at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Home Office would not have been possible without the official involvement either from the Foreign Office in Pakistan or Pakistan High Commission in London.
Shahzad Akbar had commented soon after his appointment that this is “a big first step for beginning of Naya and transparent Pakistan”.