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NAB tells Usman Dar to submit evidence against Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday asked Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Youth Affairs Usman Dar to provide evidence to substantiate allegations of money laundering against his political opponent and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif.

According to the details, NAB authorities have penned a letter to Dar, asking him to submit evidence against Asif, establishing the latter’s foreign investment in UAE under the cover of an Iqama [foreign work permit].

Dar, after receiving the anti-graft watchdog’s letter, has decided to appear before NAB along with the evidence.

The bureau had earlier launched a probe into allegations against Khawaja Asif on a complaint lodged by PTI’s Dar.

In his complaint, Dar had claimed that the PML-N stalwart concealed his offshore assets from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) and was receiving a monthly salary of Rs1.6 million from a UAE-based company.

NAB Chairman Javed Iqbal, who authorised the probe against the former foreign minister, had said the bureau would provide ample opportunity to Asif to contest the accusations against him.

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