‘I didn’t prepare Dr Ziauddin Hospital accounts’

Witness says to NAB court in Dr Asim case
By Nasir Mahmood
KARACHI: The second prosecution witness in Dr. Asim’s case, Mukhtar Hussain said he did not prepare or signed the audit reports about Ziauddin University’s annual accounts but produced it before the court. The witness said he is employed as Assistant in Admin branch of M/s KPMG Taseer Hadi & Company, the chartered accountants.

During the hearing on May 21, at NAB Court IV, Mukhtar said from defense counsel stated that his employer company had instructed him to produce the annual reports of the audited accounts of last ten years i.e., from financial year 2004 to 30th June 2014. His company had received a letter from NAB for production of the copies of the said annual reports of Ziauddin University.

To another question from defence counsel the witness said that he had gone alone to the NAB office for production of record. The NAB investigation officer did not visit his company’s office. He also said that the record shown in the court has no signatures of the witness.

The first prosecution witness had said that no fraud was detected in the audit of Dr Ziauddin Hospital audit reports. Hearing was put off till May 26.