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Newsline: Pakistan’s former envoy investigated

Having been told that Pakistan’s former high commissioner in the United Kingdom has made irregular and illegal payments of lakhs of pounds, a sub-committee of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has directed the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) and National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to submit report of recoveries they have made from Wajid Shamsul Hasan within three months. While Wajid was not available for comment, one of his close colleagues declared all the charges of illegal use of money by former HC as wrong. He said the falseness of the allegations is evident from the fact that these belonged to 1996-97. He said everything is on record and charges are fake and baseless. The audit officials told the committee that they had raised objections on a cheque worth 437,000 pounds issued to Hassan but the Foreign Office did not provide any record.



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