ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s special assistant on accountability Shahzad Akbar on Friday said over 10,000 foreign properties owned by Pakistanis have been traced.
Addressing a press conference along with Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, the premier’s special assistant said, “We have received details of those holding foreign assets and 10,000 properties owned by Pakistanis in the United Kingdom (UK) and United Arab Emirates (UAE).”
“This is a huge success,” he added. The premier’s special assistant further said, “We have formed a task force which will ensure the money sent abroad is brought back.”
“In the first stage, we have initiated an inquiry against 895 foreign properties and officers of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) are part of the investigation,” he added.
Akbar further said that former finance minister Ishaq Dar “deliberately delayed an agreement” regarding exchange of information with Switzerland. “After 2013,