NAB team quizzes Toshakhana watch buyer in Dubai
March 8, 2023 04:06 PM
A four-member team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), led by Director Rizwan Ahmad, on Wednesday met with Umar Farooq Zahoor, the man who had purchased the watch from former prime minister and PTI Chairman Imran Khan gifted to him by Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman, in Dubai, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Zahoor took the NAB team to the consulate general and showed him the watch.
The team also visited the store which not only confirmed that the watch was genuine but also that its price could not be determined.
On the other hand, Zahoor’s lawyer has confirmed the NAB team’s meeting with his client and assured complete cooperation.
Sources in the Pakistani consulate told 24News that Zahoor, after talking to the bureau team, also signed the documents, while sources in the NAB said that the team had also recorded the statement of Shafiq, Arts & Time owner, who had confirmed that the receipt of the watch deposited in the ‘Toshakhana’ was fake.
Last year, Umar Farooq Zahoor had revealed that the watch, which had been gifted to Imran, and whose actual price was Rs280 million had been sold at $2 million. Sources further disclosed that besides watch, Zahoor also showed to the team receipts of other things he had purchased from the former premier and other proofs.
Zahoor had already appeared before the NAB team in Islamabad.
The bureau has also summoned Bushra Bibi, wife of Imran, and PTI leaders to give their testimonies in the case.
Imran and his spouse have denied any wrongdoing.
Reporter: Asad Malik