Zardari used embezzled funds to buy Clifton House: NAB

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has claimed that former president Asif Ali Zardari built in Clifton area of Karachi through corruption.

The NAB filed a reply in an Accountability Court regarding the freezing of Clifton Karachi’s house of the former president in a fake accounts case.

The corruption watchdog furnished a statement on confiscation of Zardari’s house in Karachi’s upscale neighbourhood before the accountability court, stating that the former president’s stenographer splashed out 150 million rupees for the purchase of the house.

It said the PPP co-chairman was given a questionnaire to submit his answers but he didn’t give any reply.

It was further said that Zardari was given a questionnaire to submit his answers but he didn’t give any reply.

In the previous hearing, the court had granted time to anti-graft watchdog to submit its response to objections raised by former president Asif Ali Zardari against freezing his house in Clifton.

NAB in Islamabad is also hearing the Park Lane reference case against former President Asif Ali Zardari, the verdict of which was to be announced on 6th July, however, it was postponed.

In the Park Lane reference, Zardari is accused of causing a loss of Rs 3.77 billion to the national exchequer through fake bank accounts. Other accused in the reference are PPP Senators Usman Saifullah, Anwar Saifullah, and Saleem Saifullah.

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