While addressing a press conference, Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Accountability Shahzad Akbar has said government is going to take legal action against several benami companies. These 32 companies are allegedly owned by Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari. Once confiscated according to law of Pakistan, money recovered from these companies will be deposited to national exchequer.
The PM’s aide said these companies include sugar mills, construction companies, cement factory, trading companies, automobile manufacturing companies, holding companies, consultant firms and gas companies etc. Along with these companies, land in certain posh areas of Karachi has been identified as benami and is likely to be confiscated if legal documents are not provided within 60 days.