VIDEO: Even Firdous Ashiq Awan reluctant to name Malik Riaz
Firdous Ashiq Awan special assistance to PM Imran Khan for Information and Broadcasting refrained from naming Malik Riaz.
Surprisingly, the mainstream media and newspapers were also silent over Awan’s reluctance to mention Malik Riaz.
The National Crime Agency had inspected the assets of Bahria Town’s owner Malik Riaz in the UK.
A reporter asked Firdous Awan yesterday to name the man who has to cough up £190m. Her reply:
His name is Malik Riaz btw. pic.twitter.com/zllDNc4Sem
— Benazir Shah (@Benazir_Shah) December 5, 2019
Firdous Ashiq Awan, special assistance to PM Imran Khan for Information and Broadcasting, refrained from naming Malik Riaz. She avoided saying his name when a journalist asked her about the family who had settled with the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency.
The National Crime Agency had inspected the assets of Bahria Town’s owner Malik Riaz in the UK. Subsequently, the agency had a settlement of £190 million with Malik Riaz’s family.
Firdous Ashiq Awan Avoids
Moreover, during the press conference, a journalist asked Firdous Ashiq Awan to name the person or family who had settled with the British crime agency. In reply to that, she refrained from responding, despite holding the paper with the family’s name written on it, the whole time.
She further stated that the settlement is in accordance with the laws of the country, which was an achievement.
Mainstream Media & Newspapers
Surprisingly, the mainstream media was also silent over Awan’s reluctance to name Malik Riaz. Many well-known news outlets abstained from posting about the matter on their front pages.
However, the British National Crime Agency did not reveal the accusations that had led to the freezing orders. The agency further added that the agreement was of civil matter rather than a criminal one.
Malik Riaz Hussain is a well-known Pakistani business tycoon. He is the founder of Pakistan’s topmost housing society, Bahria Town.
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