References filed against Dr Asim

References filed against Dr Asim

By Afzal Khan

Published: Thu 25 Feb 2016, 9:46 PM

Last updated: Thu 25 Feb 2016, 11:48 PM

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday filed references against former federal minister Dr Asim Hussain in an accountability court.
In the references submitted to court, there are 3,074 pieces of evidence against Dr Asim. Corruption amounting to Rs462 billion has been proved against the former minister.
Dr Asim, a close aide of former president Asif Zardari, is facing allegations of alleged misuse of authority in fraudulent allotment of plots and encroachment of state land for Dr Ziauddin Hospital, illegal gains and kickbacks.
He is also accused of receiving commission through the fertilizer cartel for illegal curtailment of gas for exploitative price hike and black marketing between 2010 and 2012, in addition to fraud with the general public and money laundering.
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