Thursday, December 10, 2009

Pakistan: Rs 174.18 billion misappropriated by 248 persons, SC told

* NAB provides list of cases wrapped up under NRO

By Masood Rehman, Daily Times/Pakistan, Dec 9, 2009

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that 248 people, who allegedly misappropriated Rs 174.18 billion, had benefited from the National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO).

According to details submitted by NAB, six cases against President Asif Ali Zardari had been wrapped up under the NRO even though he was alleged to have misappropriated a total of Rs 149 billion (Rs 24.14 billion and $1.5 billion as per market rate).

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