Arms scandal: NAB asks Interior Ministry to put Hoti's name on ECL
(Daily Pakistan Today Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) requested the Interior Ministry on Sunday to place former federal minister Senator Azam Khan Hoti's name on the Exit Control List (ECL).
NAB has named Hoti in a corruption reference filed against 10 peoplemost of them former police officialswho had allegedly taken kickbacks during 2008 and 2010 while procuring weapons and other ammunition, worth Rs7 billion, for the police department. Only four of these individuals have been summoned to court so far.
Hoti has named NAB chairman, investigation officer, director general Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the accountability court as respondents in his petition submitted through his counsel Qazi Jawad Ihsanullah.
According to the petition, Hoti has been living and conducting business in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the past seven years.
Hoti has highlighted the fact that he did not hold any public office and hence could not be included in the list of accused officials in a case under section 9 of the NAB Ordinance 1999.
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