Broadsheet owner Kaveh Moussavi comes up with more revelations
Kaveh Moussavi.–File photo
Broadsheet owner Kaveh Moussavi has said the inquiry commission set up by the incumbent Pakistani government has not contacted him.
Talking to 24NewsHD TV on Monday, Moussavi said it was Pakistani people’s right to know the facts about the financial scam. He said he could help if the inquiry commission led by Justice (Retired) Sheikh Azmat Saeed is serious in knowing the facts. He said he was surprised that the inquiry commission did not even contact him.
Moussavi said he could narrate the complete story as to why Pakistan suffered a loss of $70 million. He said that justice should be dispensed and people should be able to see justice being dispensed. He said that he could testify in the financial scam online, without going to Pakistan. He said he had informed the commission that Pakistan owed Broadsheet £1 million. He said the London High Court froze Pakistan High Commission’s accounts on Broadsheet’s request after Pakistan refused to pay the due amount.
Moussavi said he had the impression that the inquiry commission was set up in good faith, but it seems it’s going to be used for political purposes. He said that facts about the financial scandal will remain hidden until the main accused testifies. He said it was ridiculous that evidence of a £1.5 million payment to Broadsheet disappeared from the inquiry commission’s record. He said the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) of Pakistan fooled the Pakistani government and paid the money to Jerry James. Then it paid $20 million in legal fees to defend this wrong payment, he said.
Moussavi said that Pakistan hired the services of Broadsheet in 2000 when General Pervez Musharraf was in power in Pakistan. He said that Broadsheet was supposed to search the hidden assets of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and other Pakistani rulers abroad. He said the Broadsheet Commission was set up on January 29 after a payment of $29 million to Broadsheet by the London branch of the UBL.
According to reports, Azmat Saeed is all set to send his inquiry report to the federal government led by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) within the next few days.
Reporter: Asad Ali Malik