Islamabad, Dec 22 (IANS) Pakistan’s Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi on Saturday “revealed” tax records of a property in New York allegedly owned but not declared by former President and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari.
Zaidi, whose Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party is seeking Zardari’s disqualification from Parliament for concealment of assets, shared on Twitter the property tax statements of an apartment in the Manhattan borough of New York City. The documents were in the name of “Asif A. Zardari”.
The property documents tweeted by Zaidi mentioned address of the apartment as: 524 East 72 street, Apt 37F, NY, NY Manhattan 10021.
Earlier this week, the PTI had filed an application with the Election Commission in Karachi, seeking Zardari’s disqualification for concealing his assets in his nomination form for the July 25 general elections. The petition was filed by PTI Sindh MPA Khurram Sherzaman.
Earlier this week, Zaidi had tweeted the alleged sale deed of the apartment which mentioned the PPP leader as the grantee/buyer.
Meanwhile, a banking court on Friday extended the interim pre-arrest bail of Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur till January 7 in an ongoing money laundering case.
The Federal Investigative Agency was investigating 32 people in relation to money laundering from fictitious accounts, including Zardari and Talpur.
Zardari’s close aide Hussain Lawai was arrested in July in connection with the probe.