202025 Nov
Thatta water supply case: Income returns, wealth statements of accused produced before court
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Prosecution witness Imran Farooq, deputy commissioner Enforcement and Collection, while testifying before the Accountability Court-II judge Muhammad Azam Khan in Thatta water supply reference, a case pertaining to fake bank accounts case involving former president Asif Ali Zardari and others, said "we are bound to follow the directions contained in the circular issued by the FBR from time to time." He also produced the copy of circular dated December 28, 2018 before the court, which authorises chief commissioner Inland Revenue (IR) to provide information to the NAB. Abdul Ghani Majid filed this income tax return as a private person, he said, adding it was no where mentioned on those documents that he was a holder of public office. To another question that he had not given any permission letter of the FBR chief commissioner IR permitting him to produce these documents before the NABs IO, he said he was not in charge of large taxpayer unit at the time of the investigation. In interim reference, the bureau nominated 13 accused including Ejaz Ahmed Khan, former secretary of Special Initiative Department of Sindh, Hassan Memon, project director/chairman of the procurement committee for the water supply scheme, Thatta, members of the committee namely, Ali Akbar Abro, Aijaz Ahmed Memon, Athar Nawaz Durrani, Abdul Haleem Memon, Mohammad Farrukh Khan, Mohammad Ramzan, Mohammad Siddiq Sulemani, and Zeeshan Hasan Yousaf, a private contractor Harish, CEO Omni Group Khawaja Abdul Ghani Majeed, and Minahal Majeed.

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