NAB to probe into disproportionate assets of Musharraf

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Musharraf's counsel submits petition to dismiss high treason case

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) executive board on Friday approved investigation into former military dictator and president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf’s disproportionate assets and misuse of authority during his regime.
The NAB executive board will also investigate the retired general for “wrongful use of power.”
The matter was taken to the IHC by retired Lt Col Inamur Rahim in 2014, who sought a probe into the alleged corruption done by Musharraf.
In his complaint filed some five years ago, the petitioner had asked NAB to hold an inquiry into the allegation that the general, in his nomination papers, had declared assets which were beyond his known sources of income.
According to the petitioner, Musharraf, as chief of the army staff as well as the president of Pakistan, had violated his oath according to which he was duty bound to defend the country and protect its citizens.
Inam had referred to page 237 of Musharraf’s book, In the Line of Fire, and its chapter titled ‘Man Hunt’ to point out that the former military ruler admitted to handing over a large number of people to the US “in order to make money”.
The petitioner had also alleged that Musharraf “injected corruption into the senior hierarchy of the armed forces by allotting them plots over and above their entitlements”.
Musharraf also faces high treason charges in Pakistan. He had postponed his return to the country last month over security concerns.
The anti-graft watchdog also approved a probe into Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leader Chaudhry Moonis Elahi’s corruption and an offshore company, as his name had appeared in the Panama Papers, according to a notification issued earlier today.
Elahi had appeared before NAB earlier this year along with all his financial records. He had remained at the NAB headquarters for around an hour.

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