RAWALPINDI: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will probe Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Tuesday in the fake bank account case.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has been probed for JV-Opal-225, a joint venture of Zardari Group Ltd. Billions of rupees were transferred to the company’s accounts via fake bank accounts. The company took out loans of billions of rupees from the banks.
Earlier, on 9th December, the NAB filed eight references in the fake bank accounts case in the accountability court.
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The case was initiated on 15th October 2011. In 2009, Bilawal and his father became shareholders of the company. Both of them have a stake of 25 percent each in the company.
The NAB has stated in the reference that embezzlements worth billions were committed in loans of Sindh Bank. The suspects have been accused of granting Rs29 billion loan to Omni Group out of which Rs25 billion is still outstanding.
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Earlier in March this year, Bilawal and his father Asif Zardari were grilled by the NAB in three corruption cases. Both were questioned for two hours by a combined investigation team (CIT). Later in June, Bilawal was given an interim bail in the Park Lane Estate company corruption case.