ISLAMABAD - After the appointment of chairman National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Oil and Gas Regulatory Authority investigation team would issue the arrest warrants of wife of Tauqir Sadiq, main accused of OGRA multibillion rupees scam, sources told The Nation on Tuesday.
During interrogation Tauqir admitted that his wife Saiqa Tauqir bought two plots at Judicial Colony, Islamabad, during his chairmanship at OGRA, the sources added. Saiqa Tauqir's name would be placed on Exit Control List (ECL) as the NAB has received documents regarding bank statements and the money transaction details of Tauqir Sadiq from UAE banks, sources said.
Saiqa is currently living in Dubai with her two daughters and the NAB may request to UAE authorities for here extradition and deportation for further interrogation and investigation, the sources added. The accused disclosed that he used ATM cards of Irum, wife of Sajjad in Abu Dhabi, for money transactions done from Pakistan by the owner of a famous textile brand, the sources said.
Tauqir said his uncle Abdul Ghafoor, who is a Canadian national, and Ali Badar have started a restaurant in Canada. NAB sources added that such activities were suspicious and the bureau would definitely follow them to probe the money trails of Tauqir and his uncle.
Similarly, the NAB has obtained another three days physical remand of Tauqir from Accountability Court Islamabad. The accused was produced before the court and his counsel Sardar Asmatullah opposed the extension of physical remand. NAB prosecutor Saeed-Ur-Rehman defended the extension of physical remand on grounds of recovery from the accused as the NAB has received much documentary proof against former OGRA chairman. The NAB wanted to have 10 days physical remand but the court allowed only three days and ordered to produce the accused on September 13.