Imran Khan has been recently arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Al-Qadir Trust Case. The case revolves around a trust case in which Imran Khan was implicated a few years ago. But on Tuesday, he was arrested by the Rangers outside the High Court. So what is Al-Qadir’s trust case. Let’s have a look at it.
Al-Qadir Trust Case
The Al-Qadir Trust case in Pakistan refers to a legal case involving the Al-Qadir Trust, a charitable organization in the country. The case was related to allegations of money laundering and financing of terrorism against the trust and its members.
In 2018, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in Pakistan launched an investigation into the Al-Qadir Trust, based on suspicions of illegal activities. The FIA alleged that the trust was involved in illegal money transfers, as well as financing of terrorist activities.
In 2019, the FIA submitted a charge sheet against the head of the Al-Qadir Trust and several others associated with the organization. The charge sheet accused them of money laundering, illegal transfers of funds, and financing of terrorism. The case was subsequently heard in a special anti-terrorism court.
In May 2021, the anti-terrorism court acquitted all the accused in the Al-Qadir Trust case, citing lack of evidence. However, the prosecution has challenged the verdict, and the case is still pending in higher courts.
Related Cases in NAB
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Pakistan has been involved in several cases related to the Al-Qadir Trust, a charitable organization in the country. Here are some details on the NAB’s involvement in the cases:
- Illegal land allotment case: In 2017, the NAB initiated an inquiry into the illegal allotment of land to the Al-Qadir Trust in Lahore. The trust had allegedly acquired the land through illegal means, and the NAB conducted an investigation to ascertain the veracity of these claims.
- Money laundering case: In 2018, the NAB launched an investigation into the Al-Qadir Trust for alleged involvement in money laundering activities. The NAB claimed that the trust had received funds from abroad and used them for illegal activities, including financing of terrorism.
- Corruption case: In 2020, the NAB filed a corruption reference against the former Chairman of the Pakistan Steel Mills and several others, including the Chairman of the Al-Qadir Trust. The reference alleged that the trust had been involved in corruption related to the Pakistan Steel Mills.
- Housing society scam: In 2021, the NAB arrested the Chairman of the Al-Qadir Housing Society, a subsidiary of the Al-Qadir Trust, for his alleged involvement in a housing society scam. The NAB claimed that the trust had been involved in fraudulent activities related to the sale and purchase of land for the housing society.
In the Al-Qadir Trust case in Pakistan that was investigated by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) in 2018 and 2019, the FIA alleged that the trust was involved in illegal money transfers and money laundering, as well as financing of terrorist activities.
The charge sheet submitted by the FIA accused the head of the Al-Qadir Trust and several others associated with the organization of transferring large amounts of money illegally and using the trust for money laundering activities. However, the amount of money involved in the alleged illegal activities has not been made public.
Head of Al-Qadir Trust
According to news reports from 2019 related to the Al-Qadir Trust case in Pakistan, the head of the trust, Syed Muhammad Ali Shah, was among the individuals who were charged by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) for money laundering, illegal transfers of funds, and financing of terrorism.
It is also worth noting that charitable trusts in Pakistan are typically governed by a board of trustees, which may include multiple individuals. However, I do not have specific information on the composition of the board of trustees for the Al-Qadir Trust.