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Rawalpindi Court Charges Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi In £190 Million Settlement Case

Rawalpindi Court Charges Imran Khan, Bushra Bibi In £190 Million Settlement Case

On Tuesday, PTI founder Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi were formally charged in the 190 million pound settlement case by the accountability court. The proceedings took place in Adiala Jail, with Accountability Court Judge Nasir Javed presiding over the hearing. Bushra Bibi was transported from Bani Gala to the jail for this legal proceeding.

Representatives including Barrister Salman Safdar, Umair Niazi, and other lawyers appeared on behalf of PTI founder Imran Khan, while NAB Deputy Prosecutor Sardar Muzaffar Abbasi presented the arguments.

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In the court’s presence, the charge sheet was read, and both Imran Khan and Bushra Bibi, after hearing the charges, denied the allegations. Imran Khan expressed his decision not to read the charge sheet, stating, “I know what is written in it.” Subsequently, the court adjourned the hearing until March 6 and summoned witnesses for recording their statements.

The case revolves around the transfer of funds from the National Crime Agency (NCA) account in Britain. The NAB Rawalpindi has called upon Bushra Bibi to provide her statement as a witness due to her role as a trustee of the Al-Qadir University Trust. Former Prime Minister Imran Khan has been summoned by the combined investigation team (CIT) of the NAB.

The origins of the case date back to 2019 when the British government discovered £140 million in an account owned by the son of a prominent Pakistani real estate tycoon and his wife. The National Crime Agency froze the funds, suspecting them to be proceeds of criminal activities. Notably, neither the individuals nor their wife contested the account freeze. Following legal procedures, the UK returned the laundered funds to the Pakistani government in 2019.