Bilawal appears before NAB in fake accounts case after third summonArchive
PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, after being summoned three times by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), appeared before the accountability watchdog on Thursday to record his statement in the fake bank accounts and money laundering case.
According to the anti-graft watchdog, Bilawal has 25 per cent shares in the private firm Opal-225, a joint venture of Zardari Group. According to NAB sources, the PPP leader was handed over a set of questions pertaining to the joint venture of the Zardari Group and Bahria Town.
Various party leaders — including PPP Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira, former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani, PPP Senator Sherry Rehman and PPP Secretary General Nayyar Bukhari — and supporters gathered outside NAB's old headquarters in Rawalpindi ahead of Bilawal's appearance.
Addressing a press conference alongside other PPP leaders, Kaira said: "We've been speaking about the NAB-Niazi nexus, now courts are also speaking about it," he said, adding that courts were saying NAB was "ill-prepared".