PML-N submits motion over withdrawal of money from Musharraf’s frozen accounts

Lawmakers say drawing money out raises suspicions on government’s claims of impartial accountability


Our Correspondent January 16, 2019
Former president Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) moved a motion in the National Assembly over the withdrawal of amount from former military ruler Pervez Musharraf’s frozen bank accounts.

The motion was presented by lawmakers Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Khawaja Asif, Rana Tanveer Hussain, Khurram Dastagir and Marriyum Aurangeb.

The document stated that withdrawal of money from Pervez Musharraf accounts that were put on freeze after court’s order had raised suspicions on government’s claims of impartial accountability.

The document claimed that this was a proof of government’s inefficiency and politicization of departments. It further said that the withdrawal of amount from Musharraf’s bank accounts was a clear example of government’s failure to implement court’s order.

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The motion demanded an immediate debate in the National Assembly as the matter pertained to public importance.

A sizeable amount from the frozen bank accounts of Pervez Musharraf had been withdrawn and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) was clueless who managed to take out the money as the accounts were seized by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) after declaring the former dictator a proclaimed offender in Benazir Bhutto murder case.

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