Now, Musharraf accused of selling properties 'gifted' by Indonesian Prez for 'peanuts'

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Islamabad, Apr.28 (ANI): A report prepared by the Pakistan Foreign Affairs Ministry has charged former President General Pervez Musharraf and his cronies of selling government owned non-movable properties in Jakarta at the rate of peanuts.

The report said the government-owned Chancery building and the ambassador's residence in Jakarta, which were gifted to Musharraf by former Indonesian President Soeakarno, were sold in 2002 by passing all rules and regulations.

The report indicts former Pakistani ambassador to Indonesia Major General (retired) Mustafa Anwar Hussain for the irregular sale of the 'gifted' properties, saying he forced the authorities to sideline normal procedures in order to avoid heavy penalties.

The report noted that the ambassador's huge residence was sold for a mere f 2.28 million dollars.

The foreign ministry had even told Hussain that he cannot proceed with the deal without the approval of the inter-ministerial committee, and asked him to refrain from finalising the agreement.

However, he went ahead with the sale, claiming he had acted in line with "a directive by the chief executive on the sale of both properties," The Daily Times reports.

Quoting the then defence attachi Colonel. Khalid Mehmood, the report says that Hussain and one of his close friends had extracted massive kickbacks in the sale of the properties in Jakarta. (ANI)

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