An Islamabad accountability court on Wednesday indicted PPP leader and former Senate deputy chairman Saleem Mandviwala, Ijaz Haroon and Abdul Ghani Majeed in the Kidney Hills reference. This was reported by 24 News HD TV channel on Wednesday.
The accused appeared before Accountability Judge Muhammad Bashir where they were given a copy of the charge sheet.
However, he pleaded not guilty and decided to face the charges, after which the court summoned two National Accountability Bureau witnesses, Nisar Magsi and Sheikh Jamal, to record their statements at the next hearing on July 13.
According to Dirty Money Surveillance, Mandviwala bought 3.1 million shares of Mangla View Resort in the name of his staff member Tariq Mahmood. It said Rs 30 million had been paid for the purchase of the shares from fake A1 International accounts.
Mandviwala has denied the allegations, claiming the case was “unfair and biased”. He said he would summon the NAB chairman in parliament as well as in the courts to ask about the fake references.
Mandviwala expressed his anger against the NAB chairman and demanded that government agencies stop intimidating businessmen. He suggested to Prime Minister Imran Khan to appoint Chairman NAB as the Finance Minister of the country. He said that NAB chief used to give long lectures on TV. “The practice of harassing business people must end,” he added.
The former deputy chairman of the senate lamented that after repeated rounds of the accountability court, he was finally indicted.
Mandviwala said he wanted to call the NAB boss as a witness in the reference. He vowed to bring Justice Iqbal in the same court.
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