Islamabad: The federal government is considering handing over Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen’s case to National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
As per sources, the government is dissatisfied with investigation process of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the decision to hand over sugar scandal case against Jahangir Tareen to the anti-corruption watchdog.
An important decision in this regard is expected following the approval of budget.
Under the NAB Ordinance, the accountability bureau can take the case from any institution for its own investigation.
Sources have revealed that Adviser to Prime Minister on Accountability Shehzad Akbar is also not satisfied with investigation process of FIA.
A detailed report on the case against Tareen was given to Shehzad Akbar during his visit to FIA Lahore office. The FIA has not yet filed a challan against Jahangir Tareen.
Barrister Ali Zafar's initial report also said that there was no concrete evidence against Jahangir Tareen in the FIA investigation, sources added.
On March 31, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) registered two cases against Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader (PTI) leader Jahangir Tareen and his son over Rs. 3 billion financial embezzlement and their involvement in sugar scandal.
According to the FIA, Former Secretary Agriculture Rana Naseem was the patron of the sugar mill mafia scandal, for which his name is also included in the registered case.
The second case includes the names of Jahangir Tareen, his son Ali Tareen and two daughters.
FIA has detected that Jahangir Tareen transferred Rs 3 billion from his son-in-law's unfunctional paper factory, JDW which was later transferred to the accounts of Tareen family.
The PTI leader’s factory has 26% public shareholders.
According to sources, the FIA will record their statements in person before reaching a decision based on evidence whether to arrest them or not.
Earlier the FIA lodged a case over sugar scam under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 420 (cheating of public shareholders) and 109 of the Pakistan Penal Code and r/w 3/4 of Anti Money Laundering Act.