By Kiran Bokhari
(Pak Destiny) Another key character of Hudaibiya scandal who earlier allegedly served the Sharifs for its money laundering has come into action again to shield his bosses.
This character, National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) President Saeed Ahmed, has written to the Supreme Court alleging the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) probing PM Nawaz Sharif and his children for their offshore holdings had “mistreated me”.
“I felt that during questioning I was insulted, threatened, subjected to undue pressure,” Saeed said in the letter. Tariq Shafi, Nawaz’s cousin had also made similar accusations against the JIT.
“I was treated like a condemned person,” Saeed said.
PTI accused the premier of awarding Saeed for allowing the Sharifs to use his bank accounts for foreign transactions – money laundering in 1990s.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in his confession statement before the National Accountability had stated: “The previously opened foreign currency accounts of Saeed Ahmed, one of the former directors of FHMC and a close friend of mine, and of Mussa Ghani, the nephew of my wife, were also used to deposit huge foreign currency funds provided by the Sharif family to offer them as collateral to obtain different and indirect credit lines.”
When Sharifs came to power in 2013 they appointed Saeed Ahmed president and Chief Executive Officer of the state-run National Bank of Pakistan, which the opposition sees a reward for his help in money laundering of the Sharifs.
Saeed’s letter to SC shows the premier and his sons – Husain and Hasan – have made up their mind either to boycott the JIT or made it so controversial that it could not work independently. – Pak Destiny