Former HC to UK summoned


WEB DESK: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Wajid Shamsul Hasan, Pakistan’s former high commissioner to the United Kingdom, on March 15 in a case of alleged misuse of funds.

NAB sources said the bureau has issued summons to Wajid Shamsul Hassan to appear before NAB investigators on March 15 to explain irregularities worth hundreds of thousands of pounds in the high commission’s accounts.

They said the bureau has sent a detailed questionnaire to the former high commissioner regarding the allegation of misuse of funds. The questionnaire include questions related to the former high commissioner’s expenditure on air tickets, telephone calls, withdrawal of cash from the high commission’s account and other miscellaneous expenses.

The questionnaire also include questions such as how former high commissioner spent 3.2 million sterling pounds under the head of telephone bills and also sought details of 0.2 million pounds of miscellaneous expenditure.

The NAB also sought details of 0.1 million pounds cash withdrawal from the bank accounts and also questioned about exceeding 4200 pounds limits of air tickets and spending 1500 pounds on chartered flights. Sources said that the bureau would issue arrest warrant of Hasan if he did not appear before the investigation team.

Source:Business Recorder