LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to bring back Kamran Kiyani, brother of former Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervez Kiyani from Dubai through Interpol if he did not record his statement in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) corruption case voluntarily.

In case of non-cooperation, Interpol would be approached with a red warrant for Kamran Kiyani, according to sources.

The NAB has been pursuing a reference against Kiyani, Hammad Arshad - owner of Globaco (Pvt) Ltd, Muhammad Hussain and others for alleged embezzlement of around Rs 16 billion in land acquisition for development projects in Defence area with quota for heirs of army martyrs.

Arshad, who is in NAB custody, has repeatedly changed his statement during interrogation. He has reportedly confessed to have handed over as many as 120 files of the martyrs to Kiyani. It has been revealed that Kiyani acquired loan worth Rs 550 million from the Bank of Punjab in matter of society built for the martyrs families.

The NAB has extended the scale of investigations and seized as many as 17 accounts of Globaco. It is also reviewing matters involving the former COAS’s brother in the past to simplify the present case. The cases include National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) and Employees Old-Age Benefits Institution (EOBI) among others.

Deputy prosecutor in the case, General Accountability Khaleeuq-Uz-Zaman has said that authorities are digging further for useful record.

It may be mentioned that Kamran Kiyani is currently residing in Dubai and the authorities have decided to approach Interpol to bring him back. Hammad Arshad has become an approver in the case and is willing to help. The NAB is making efforts to get the statement of Kamran Kiyani recorded.

Both Kiyani and Arshad were given contracts to launch a housing scheme in Defence area with plots for army martyrs. They, however, allegedly pocketed billions of rupees, but did not develop the housing scheme.