Moussavi says David Rose arranged his meetings with Shahzad Akbar

Says David Rose asked for £250000 commission from Broadsheet

By: News Desk      Published: 08:12 PM, 15 Feb, 2021
Moussavi says David Rose arranged his meetings with Shahzad Akbar

Broadsheet CEO Kaveh Moussavi has revealed that he met with PM Imran Khan’s Accountability Advisor Shahzad Akbar on the advise of David Rose, the journalist for Daily Mail, who facilitated the meeting.

In an exclusive interview with 24 News HD, Kaveh Moussavi revealed that David Rose asked him for £250000 kickback for successfully negotiating the Broadsheet money from Pakistan which was then around 30 million US Dollars. David Rose has never publicly spoken about this but confirmed meeting after contact made by this reporter to confirm or deny the meeting. 

Speaking to this reporter in Oxford at his home, Kaveh Moussavi said that David Rose said he had a “big mortgage” on his house and he would like that mortgage to be settled in full once Pakistan paid him through his efforts. Kaveh Moussavi said he agreed and then he arranged the meeting with Shahzad Akbar in London on October 19, 2019. David Rose was present in the meeting and wanted Pakistan and Kaveh Moussavi to do a new deal for assets tracing but Shahzad Akbar talked about reduction in the award money for Pakistan.

Kaveh Moussavi confirmed he made promise with David Rose he will pay off his mortgage if Pakistan accepted his demand of paying his money as soon as possible. 

David Rose was not present in second meeting between Shahzad Akbar and Kaveh Moussavi – that meeting ended in argument. 

Kaveh Moussavi said that David Rose is still in touch with him but started becoming “offensive” to him because the deal didn’t go ahead. Kaveh Moussavi said he has text messages to show what David Rose has been telling him. 

Kaveh Moussavi said: “David Rose told me he knew Shahzad Akbar. We met in my house in Oxford and we had a chat. David Rose said he would organise the meeting (with Shahzad Akbar) and he did. What was in it for him? He said that he had a big mortgage. I said if I am paid (by Pakistan) then I can settle it (the £250,000 mortgage). We shook hands and said that I will settle his mortgage and I said I will be happy to do that and that was it.” 

Kaveh Moussavi said he told David Rose he will settle his “big mortgage” of £250,000 if David Rose helped him get his nearly US$30 million owed by Pakistan. 

David Rose said in his tweet he organised the meeting but didn’t ask for commission. He accused Kaveh Moussavi of offering him commission.