Zardari’s domestic worker accused of accumulating Rs8.1 bn through fake account

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ISLAMABAD: In the series of events in the fake accounts case, the latest revelation involves a domestic helper of a former Pakistan president, with an estimated fortune of around Rs8.1 billion allegedly stashed into one of his fake accounts.
Mushtaq Ahmed, 37, who once served as a personal staff member of former president Asif Ali Zardari, allegedly accumulated the wealth with Zain Malik through a joint fake account maintained Karachi’s private bank during 2014-15.
The Federal Investigation Agency’s officials began investigating the matter after the news surfaced.
“The Bank record of account no, 1-2-15-20311-714-181041 Zain Malik/Mushtaq Ahmed at Summit Bank Dolment Mall Branch Karachi showed that joint account was operated between February 2014 to June 2015. Mustaq Ahmed withdrew all money in 157 transactions and inter-bank transfers. Interbank transfers were made to Omni group owned by Abdul Ghani Majeed. The nexus of Zardari Group-Bahria Town-Omni Group is sealed by this joint account,” revealed one of investigators.
Investigators believe that Mushtaq Ahmed, who has been serving for Zardari for one and half decades, fled the country on April 3, 2015 via EK605, from Jinnah International Karachi Airport to Dubai as he came under scanner by the authorities for possessing huge assets.

According to NADRA record and immigration staff, both Asif Zardari and Mushtaq Ahmed shared the same present address at their CNICs.

The duo also did around 103 international trips together in the past ten years. Last trip both did together was on Feb 25, 2015, stated the NADRA record.