LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau took PPP’s senior leader Qasim Zia under custody in fraud cases worth Rs100 million, Aaj News reported.
He was arrested for selling fraudulent shares of Ali Osman Securities of which he is one of the directors. The accountability court handed over the accused on a 14-day physical remand to the investigating team.
Elected twice from Faisalabad’s constituency PP-59, Zia served as a member of Punjab Assembly from 2002-2007, and from 2008-2013.
He functioned as Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly during his earlier term from 2002-2007.
Zia was appointed president of Pakistan Hockey Federation in 2008 and served as the federation’s chief till 2013