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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 78

Pak politicians involved in Iraq's oil-for-food programme sc

[b]Pak politicians involved in Iraq's oil-for-food programme scam[/b]

By Iqbal Hussain Khan Yousafzai – Reporting from Islamabad

[b]Islamabad, 08 April, ([/b] Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and her two close aides were involved in Iraq’s oil-for-food programme scam, unearthed by the United Nations a few months back, claimed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of Pakistan.

NAB Deputy Chairman Hassan Waseem Afzal, talking to reporters at bureau’s headquarters here, disclosed that the former premier, Benazir Bhutto, her nephew Ibrahim Jaafry and ex-FIA chief Rehman Malik got contract of over US$150 million by giving US$2 million kickbacks to the ousted Iraqi president, Saddam Hussain.

He said NAB had decided to request the governments of United Arab Emirates and United States to freeze the assets of Bhutto’s two companies — Petroline FZC and Temp Global — and belongings of Asif Ali Zardari in Florida under the recommendations of 623-page UN Report of an Independent Inquiry Committee of Oil for Food Programme for Iraq.

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