Shahzad Akbar was the advisor of Imran.
Continuous efforts are on to tighten the noose on former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan. NAB (National Accountability Bureau) questioned Imran for more than four hours in corruption cases. A lot of questions were asked to Imran and his Begum Bushra Bibi in matters related to Al Qadir Trust. In the barrage of questions and answers, Imran has taken the name of a person.
Imran claims that he did nothing but this person did all the dealings. The person Imran Khan is referring to is also seen as the ‘Messiah of the poor’ in Pakistan. Although America has also termed him as an ‘agent of ISI’. Who is this person after all? What is his relation with Imran Khan?
What did Imran say in front of NAB
Imran Khan has put all the responsibility in the inquiry on Shahzad Akbar, his former colleague and minister in the government. He said that he was not aware of the settlement that took place between the National Crime Agency and Malik Riaz. Whatever Prince Akbar told him, he accepted it. Imran said that Shahzad had told him that the money would be returned to Pakistan. Not only this, the documents that were signed in November 2019 were also signed by Shahzad. He had no knowledge about this.
The statement of Fawad Chaudhary, Faisal Vavda and Sheikh Rasheed are major testimonies against IK, who had admitted that IK approved 190M£ in a sealed envelope, and this approval was included in cabinet agenda. IK got approval by asking Shahzad Akbar.#क्रिप्शन_का_बादशाहु_عمران_خان pic.twitter.com/v0t8W4FMwO
— Hassan Siddiqui 🇵🇰 (@Hassandude7) May 20, 2023
who is shehzad akbar
Actually Shahzad Akbar is a well-known name in Pakistan. He is a famous lawyer. Barrister Mirza Shahzad Akbar was a minister and advisor in Imran Khan’s government in the year 2020. Prior to this, Shahzad has also been a deputy prosecutor in NAB (National Accountablity Bureau). Shahzad has studied law from London. Last year, NAB had registered a case of disproportionate assets against him.
According to latest census report Pakistan’s population is now 260 million. Dollar is at 306. Civilians to be tried under Army Act. FIA to pursue dissenting overseas Pakistanis on social media through Interpol. IMF refuses bail out for Pak.
— Mirza Shahzad Akbar (@ShazadAkbar) May 22, 2023
Took money from America for the poor
However, even though Shahzad Akbar is facing corruption charges. But in Pakistan, he is known as a person who raised the voice of human rights. He also runs an NGO, which talks about the protection of fundamental rights. Many civilians were also killed in the drone attacks carried out by America to kill terrorists in Pakistan. Shahzad raised his voice loudly. He filed cases against many American officials and agencies and demanded compensation for the victims. A large number of people were killed in the drone attack on the Pakistan-Afghanistan border. He started this work in 2010 in collaboration with American human rights activist Christopher Rogers.
America told ISI spy
However, because of sharing many intelligence information, America kept looking at Shahzad Akbar with suspicion. However, Akbar had claimed that he had no connection with the Pakistani intelligence agency and was collecting information from his sources. But America and CIA called Shahzad Akbar an ‘agent of ISI’. America said that there is strong evidence that Akbar and ISI have relations. In Pakistan too, many leaders claimed that he had links with terrorists. His closeness with former Director General of ISI Hamid Gul, who promoted the Taliban, was also told.