The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has issued notices to the Islamabad inspector general police (IGP) and the Punjab IGP to ensure the presence of Dr Arslan Iftikhar, Suleman Ahmed (son-in-law of former Chairman of Bahria Town Malik Riaz) and his business partner Ahmed Khalil before the bureau’s joint investigation team.
According to sources, the notices have emphasised the IGPs to ensure the presence of the three men involved in the Dr Arsalan saga on Monday at 11:00 am sharp without failure.
NAB had already issued separate notices to Dr Arsalan, Suleman and Khalil to appear before the joint investigation team last week. The five-member team is headed by NAB’s Financial Crime Wing Director General Kosar Iqbal Malik. Sources in the bureau revealed that if any of the three failed to appear before the investigation team, NAB will issue non-bailable warrants against them for non-cooperation.
Riaz, the real estate tycoon, has already recorded his statement before the joint investigation team in NAB’s headquarters. According to sources, Riaz has made a number of crucial disclosures in his statement.
Sources added that NAB has also decided to contact authorities in Britain and the United Arab Emirates to obtain the all related documents of the case including payments made through credit cards.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 23rd, 2012.
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