From Musharraf’s list of 200 to Imran’s list of 100 ‘corrupts’
ISLAMABAD: In 2000, an anti-corruption drive was at its peak. There was “zero tolerance” for the corrupt. Gen Pervez Musharraf’s accountability czar, Lt Gen (retd) Syed Amjad Hussain, furnished a list of 200 Pakistanis who had allegedly looted public money and stashed it abroad.
A deal was signed with a foreign firm to detect the stolen assets. Twenty percent of the recovered amount was to go to the firm. But the deal ended in litigation in 2003 when the firm, an offshore company named Broadsheet LLC, filed a $500 million breach-of-contract lawsuit at the Council of International Arbitration (CIA) against the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The Musharraf government, Broadsheet alleged, had used the