Shahzad Akbar announces recovery of Rs2.1 bn in fake bank accounts case

The special assistant to the PM claims a major 'breakthrough' has been achieved

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ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability, Shahzad Akbar, claimed on Wednesday that the government had recovered Rs2.1 billion in the fake bank accounts case.

Taking to Twitter, Akbar tweeted that a major breakthrough had also been achieved by the government in the case. The special assistant praised the JIT for doing a commendable job.

“First major recovery of 2.1 Billion n a breakthrough in #FakeAccountsCase one accused enters Plea bargain n admits his guilt n role in sham deals in Sindh in one of Omni group matters. More to follow @PTIofficial good job JIT & NAB,” he tweeted.

Former president Asif Ali Zardari, his sister Faryal Talpur, Hussain Lawai, Omni Group chairman Anwar Majeed and his son Abdul Ghani have been named in the fake bank accounts case.

The former president and others have been accused of laundering billions through fake bank accounts in the name of shell companies in Sindh. The Omni group is one of the main accused in the case.

The PPP leadership has denied charges and claim that NAB is being used by the federal government to exact political revenge.