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Imran Khan's buddy grilled by Pakistan's anti-corruption bureau

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Zulfi Bukhari, a close friend of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, was today questioned by the country's anti-corruption bureau in a probe linked to offshore companies, according to a media report.

Bukhari, a London-based businessman, who personally led Khan's campaign in Islamabad, was questioned for two hours by a three-member team from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Geo reported from Rawalpindi.

Khan, a cricketer-turned-politician, won the July 25 general elections on a promise to stamp out corruption. He has said that his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party-led government plans to retrieve laundered funds taken from Pakistan and sheltered in countries like Britain.

During the questioning, Bukhari reportedly told them that he would bring some documents from Britain and present before them, the channel quoted sources as saying.

Earlier this year, the NAB began a probe into offshore companies held by Bukhari. The bureau is investigating the use of the offshore companies to buy dozens of expensive commercial properties in London, the report said.

However, Bukhari has denied any wrongdoing.

Bukhari's name was added to the Exit Control List (ECL) earlier this month as part of the probe to prevent him from leaving the country.

During a July appearance before the NAB, Bukhari was questioned for over an hour and presented details regarding his offshore companies, the report said.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, August 29 2018. 20:36 IST
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