Assets beyond means reference against Lt Gen (R) Faiz referred to NAB

ISLAMABAD: A case of alleged assets beyond means against former DG ISI Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hamid was referred to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) a few weeks back.

According to media reports, the NAB Rawalpindi office had received a file containing complete details of Lt Gen (retd) Hamid’s income tax record and a two-page complaint signed by some unknown locals from Chakwal, requesting initiation of inquiry against the ex-DG ISI.

Sources said that DG NAB considered the file and after consultation with his seniors, the case was returned with the direction that a formal request be made to the Bureau by the authorities concerned.

According to the sources, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also knew about the whole episode.

Now with the appointment of new NAB Chairman Lt Gen (R) Nazir Ahmed Butt, the case is expected to be referred back to the NAB for initiation of formal proceedings against the former top spymaster of the country.

Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah on Wednesday said that the investigation agencies were conducting an inquiry against former ISI chief Lt Gen (retd) Faiz Hamid and the media would be duly updated on the progress of the case.

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