Lahore, 2nd December: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Shahbaz Gill has revealed that Ali Dar, son of Ishaq Dar admitted buying 52 villas in the UAE.
Baaghi TV: According to reports, a day after former finance minister Ishaq Dar’s BBC Hardtalk interview where he claimed that he owned “one” property in the entire world, Shahbaz Gill cited a news report in which revelations by the PML-N leader’s son, Ali Dar, were in complete contrast to the claim.
On Wednesday, while addressing a press conference, Gill, who is the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication, said, “Ali Dar had confirmed that he had bought 52 villas in the UAE, in a report by The News, published on December 30, 2017.”
According to the report, Ali Dar had admitted that his company, Hazrat Data Sahib (HDS), acquired 52 villas in the UAE in the early 2000s by pumping millions of dirhams into the real estate business but later sold out this property in 2008.
Ali Dar had informed The News exclusively saying, “The 52 villas were not bought, they were booked actually for business purpose in Dubai. Only a token payment of an estimated AED5 million per villa was paid and it is a common practice in the UAE.”
Reports by Geo News say at that time both the father and son had strongly denied the allegations levelled by PTI that the business empire was established by laundering billions of rupees in transactions between Pakistan and Dubai.
Furthermore, according to the report, documents available with Geo News revealed that Dar and his sons once owned 13 offshore companies in Dubai.
Gill said, “the purpose of the press conference today was to expose what kind of people the PML-N leaders were and that they were used to the interviews with certain journalists where they would cut some shots of their interview.”
Gill said Ishaq Dar terms the premier a fascist, a label which is given by the country’s enemies.
“Dar was unable to answer how PM Imran Khan is a fascist and the interviewer informed him that the incumbent prime minister was working with China, just like earlier leaders,” he said.
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