NAB: Asif Ali Zardari, the former president of Pakistan and head of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), is believed to have possessed a New York flat, according to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Zardari has submitted a motion with the Islamabad High Court (IHC) requesting pre-arrest release in the matter, which is currently pending in court.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has told the former president, through a notice, that he had failed to disclose in Pakistan that he possessed the New York flat.
Furthermore, the National Anti-Corruption Bureau stated in the notice that it was unable to collect records indicating that any legal cash was sent from Pakistan to purchase the apartment in New York.
In the plea, the former president stated that he had received the notification from the NAB on June 15 and had requested additional time to respond to the notice. In his statement, Zardari stated that he had asked time in order to obtain information regarding the property.
“The National Basketball Association has a history of pursuing me,” the former president wrote in the appeal. The man went on to say, “I’m suffering from a number of diseases and am receiving therapy from doctors.”
Zardari asked the high court to grant him bail till the issue is resolved and to declare the notice sent by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to be invalid.
Ali Zaidi provides property tax bills for what is believed to be Asif Zardari New York apartment.
In 2018, federal minister Ali Haider Zaidi shared the property tax invoices of a New York flat that was purportedly held by the co-chairperson of the PPP on Twitter.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has filed a reference with the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) against Asif Zardari, alleging that he had concealed his ownership of the property in his nomination papers.
It was presented by Khurram Sher Zaman and Firdous Shamim Naqvi of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), who petitioned the ECP Sindh to take notice of the case and disqualify Asif Zardari from being a member of the National Assembly. As far as the provincial election commissioner was concerned, only the ECP Islamabad had the authority to take action in this matter.
The address of the apartment, according to the property paperwork tweeted by Zaidi, is 524 East 72 Street, Apt 37F, New York, NY Manhattan 10021 (see below). Zaman was tagged in the tweet by Zaidi, who wrote: “@khurram2004 additional information for your petition.”