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  • Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor-general Farouk Adam Khan’s son speaks to Geo Information after Basic Amjad’s witness assertion goes public
  • Says he did an internship with Broadsheet-linked Orchard Solicitors in London
  • The internship was for work expertise and unpaid, he mentioned

LONDON: The son of former Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor-general Farouk Adam Khan says he labored with the Broadsheet-linked Orchard Solicitors in London for work expertise in 2000, however didn’t obtain financial advantages from the legislation agency.

Omer Farouk Adam, the retired Pakistan Navy officer, informed Geo Information he did an internship with Orchard Solicitors “but there was nothing secret about it and the internship was without monetary benefits”.

He mentioned: “It was a regular limited period internship undertaken with many other law students.”

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Omer mentioned that Basic (retired) Syed Amjad’s insinuations in his 2015 affidavit about his father earlier than the London Excessive Court docket choose within the Broadsheet vs NAB case are “not only malicious but a sign of a weak man desperately trying to hide skeletons”.

Omer spoke after Geo Information made public the witness assertion of Basic Amjad, the NAB chairperson beneath Pervez Musharraf, through which he alleged that Farouk labored for Broadsheet as a marketing consultant after leaving NAB and it got here to his consideration afterward that his son was employed by Mr David Orchard, who together with Dr Pepper, have been authorized advisers to Trouvons.

The ex-NAB officer’s son at the moment works as a lawyer in Pakistan and has studied and labored in London. He mentioned there was nothing secretive or hidden about his work expertise with David Orchard’s legislation agency in 2000.

“The statement made by Farouk as to the sequence of events leading up to the signing of the Broadsheet Agreement (also called “Assets Recovery Agreement) was absolutely correct. May be Mr Farouk Adam Khan, if alive, would now have changed his opinion about Mr General Amjad,” mentioned Omer.

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Throughout their witness assertion earlier than the London arbitration choose, Basic Amjad and Farouk, who have been as soon as shut associates, clashed with one another over the occasions of 2000 onwards whereas NAB and Broadsheet have been tied within the settlement until 2003.

Farouk, who later offered consultancy to Broadsheet, pinned the accountability on Basic Amjad for signing the settlement and being “satisfied” after visiting the Broadsheet LLC workplace in Colorado USA in April 2000.

Farouk additionally informed the court docket that he had achieved all due diligence and obtained all approvals from the related ministries and positioned the ultimate settlement earlier than Basic Amjad as soon as the Joint Secretary had given go forward for the settlement to be finalised.

He mentioned NAB was flawed to terminate the contract arbitrarily and that NAB didn’t let Broadsheet work correctly.

In his 2010 affidavit, Farouk alleged Nawaz Sharif and his colleagues had amassed wealth of an estimated £1 billion in international financial institution accounts. However in 2015, he appealed to the court docket to switch his affidavit with a brand new and closing affidavit, withdrawing allegations and bringing it on file that there was no proof that Nawaz had amassed wealth overseas and that the figures quoted in his 2010 affidavit have been speculative and based mostly on rumours and gossip.

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Basic Amjad disagreed. He informed the court docket that Farouk’s affidavit of 2010 that Broadsheet was working properly to hint property overseas got here as a “shock” to him.

Basic Amjad informed the court docket: “As was as I was aware, Broadsheet had not actively or conscientiously tried to fulfil any, let alone all, of its obligations under the Broadsheet Agreement.”

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