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LONDON: The Broadsheet CEO Kaveh Moussavi has stated that he was approached first by Barrister Zafar Ali QC and Physician Kersten Pucks with the provide to work collectively for a brand new contract with the Imran Khan administration – claiming they’d influential contacts in Pakistan’s energy corridors who will assist seal the deal.

Kaveh Moussavi spoke to this reporter after Zafar Ali QC, Dr Kersten Pucks, and Shahid Iqbal issued a “Declaration of Facts” rebutting his claims in interviews and within the leaked “Moussavi Document,” which revealed that Zafar Ali QC and others met PM Imran Khan’s authorities to strike a brand new deal and to get the US$29 million paid. Zafar Ali QC has stated that Kaveh Moussavi supplied him a bribe of US$2 million in trade for getting the cash paid by the Pakistan authorities, which it owed to Broadsheet.

Moussavi stated he didn’t provide any bribes to Zafar Ali QC however supplied him “reasonable legal fees properly recorded” in trade for companies. The Broadsheet CEO stated: “Zafar Ali came in as a lawyer and he was told he could receive properly recorded legal fees. He is not a government official and by definition legal fees paid to a lawyer cannot be a bribe. Doesn’t he know that? A lawyer thinks his fees is a bribe?” He stated: “I didn’t know Zafar Ali from Adam. Dr Pucks brought him to me, it’s they who solicited my help. I only met them in good faith. I gave them my contract and they used it to make a new proposal for Imran Khan pitching it as their own. I met them in good faith and there’s no doubt that I was actively seeking to get my money paid by the Pakistan authorities.”

Moussavi claimed that Zafar Ali QC met him in Oxford and in addition supplied a cope with Asif Ali Zardari. “When he came back from Pakistan, there was a final meeting at his request at the Puck’s house at which he said ‘they say in Pakistan that you are Zardari’s man. Are you Zardari’s man?’ At this, I laughed and said “whoever you are talking to in Pakistan it’s sure isn’t the intelligent people. Don’t they know that my other company IAR was pursuing Zardari? Don’t they know we froze Zardari’s mansion in the Rockwood Estate in Surrey?’ I got up and left the meeting after that.”

Moussavi accepted that the textual content messages and exchanges launched on Geo Information and The Information on Wednesday and Thursday have been real however he accused the trio of “conjuring up the document and cherry-picking it out of context,” out of lots of of messages between them. He stated the delegation – throughout conferences in Oxford – boasted of getting influential contacts in Pakistan’s navy who will assist manage issues. “They came to me with visible excitement that Imran Khan had arrived on the scene to clean up Pakistan. They had no expertise in detecting assets, their knowledge of tracing assets was zero.”

Moussavi stated he was occupied with getting his cash from Pakistan however Dr Pucks, Zafar Ali and Shahid Iqbal have been occupied with getting a contract for themselves and supplied him a partnership which he accepted within the hope that he’ll work so long as he’s paid for his companies. He accused Dr Pucks and others of being dishonest of their dealings with him. He stated Dr Pucks needed to earn cash out of the brand new Pakistan administration as a lot as others did.

The trio has accused Moussavi of mendacity, making willful misrepresentations, and providing a reduce of US$2 million in trade for getting round US$29 million from PM Imran Khan for Broadsheet — the quantity that Pakistan owed to the belongings restoration agency.

The authorized paper comprises a replica of a number of messages exchanged between Moussavi and Zafar Ali QC. Final week, after Broadsheet LLC received a virtually US$65 million case in opposition to Pakistan whereas the contents of the “Moussavi Document” despatched shockwaves reeling throughout the Pakistani media.


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