ISLAMABAD (21st January) – Days after Kaveh Moussavi released a 13 page letter written by his lawyers to the lawyers of Pakista, Barrister Zafar Ali QC has also decided to release a statement of facts along with Supreme Court soliciter Shahid Iqbal and Dr. Kersten Pucks.
In this 5 paged statement Zafar Ali QC has not only given the background of his meeting with Pakistani authorities but have also given a few whatsapp messages that he has exchanged with Kaveh Moussavi. Talking about his meeting with Imran Khan, it is mentioned in the letter that, “Mr. Mohsin Baig invited his UK lawyers, Mr. Zafar Ali QC and Mr. Shaid Iqbal, to Pakistan to meet PM Elect Imran Khan to discuss the recovery of stolen assets.”
The letter then talks about how Dr. Kersten Pucks and Zafar Ali QC drafted a proposal for Pakistan government for recovery of stolen assets.
The letter further states, “Mr. Ali was introduced to Mr. Kaveh Moussavi by Dr. Pucks. Mr. Moussavi stated he had information regarding the location of stolen assets. Mr. Ali and Dr. Pucks discussed using the information from Mr. Moussavi to recover stolen assets. Mr. Ali and Dr. Pucks actively encouraged Mr. Moussavi to share his allegedly vast information of Pakistani stolen assets.”
Regarding meeting with Prime Minister Imran Khan & his team, the letter further states, “In Pakistan, Mr. Ali, Mr. Baig and Mr. Iqbal met with Prime Minister Elect Khan and several of his proposed cabinet ministers to present the asset recovery proposal. Prime Minister Elect Khan made it clear he wanted to pursue recovery of all stolen money, regardless of political affiliation. Mr. Ali had further meetings with members of the newly formed government. Mr. Ali put forward his proposal to the finance minister Asad Umer, the Attorney General, the Law Minister and Shazad Akbar. There were no meetings at which Mr. Ali put the proposal forward to a member of the intelligence services or armed forces.”
The letter further states that in subsequent meetings it became evident to the three that Mr. Moussavi was only interested in getting his claim of billions of dollars against the government of Pakistan.
The letter goes on to mention that, “some of Mr. Moussavi’s claims became increasingly exaggerated and difficult to believe. He talked about having sold part of his Broadsheet interest to hedge funds for billions of dollars and bragged about his ability to ground Pakistani aircraft if the Broadsheet debt was not settled within a week Mr. Ali and Dr. Pucks became increasingly concerned and uncomfortable about such claims.
The letter mentions that the proposal given to the Pakistan government was not accepted.
Zaffar Ali QC also released many WhatsApp messages that were exchanged between him and Mr. Moussavi regarding the matter further clarifying his position that he was never representing the government of Pakistan as stated by Mr. Moussavi’s letter.
The letter also alleges that Mr. Moussavi tried to bribe Zarar Ali QC and a few WhatsApp messages are also included in the letter which can be read below:
OFFERS OF MONEY FROM MR. MOUSSAVI
a) 03.08.2018, 18:35pm Kaveh Moussavi: MY AWARD WILL BE OVER A BILLION. IF YOU SETTLE IT AT THAT LEVEL I WILL TURN OVER 100 MILLION DOLLARS TO YOU TO SET UP THE OPERATION OR DO WHATEVER IT IS THEY WANT DONE TO FIGHT CORRUPTION.
b) 24/12/2018, 14:04pm Kaveh Moussavi: YOU COULD MAKE SOME QUICK RETIREMENT MONEY OUT OF THIS SITUATION.
c) 25/12/2018, 01:48am Kaveh Moussavi: I CAN GET YOU TWO MILLION DOLLARS IMMEDIATELY IF YOU – SHOW NAB THAT THEY CAN OVERCOME THE JEOPARDY THEY ARE FACING WITH THE CONTINUING SAGA AND – GET THEM TO ASK THEIR LAWYERS TO VACATE THE HEARING ON THE 31ST AND INSTEAD COME INTO A CONSENTED SETTLEMENT AT $50 MILLION BEFORE 31ST. YOU AND I CAN THEN GO FORWARD WITH BOTH THE SHARIF BANK ACCOUNT IN SINGAPORE AND SOUTH AFRICA AND MEXICO.
Mr. Ali’s response to message (c):
d) 25/12/2018, 03:27am Zafar Ali QC: I HAVE NOT BEEN FORMALLY INSTRUCTED KAVEH, THE PAKISTANIS (AS YOU KNOW) ARE NOTORIOUSLY SLOW IN EVERYTHING THEY DO. IF, AND INDEED WHEN I AM INSTRUCTED (AND DEPENDING ON IN WHICH CAPACITY) THEN I CAN ADDRESS THE MATTERS YOU RAISE.
e) 27/12/2018,12:52pmKavehMoussavi:THEREISTWOMILLIONDOLLARSIN THIS FOR YOU. PUT YOUR THINKING CAP ON.
f) 27/12/2018, 23:46PM Kaveh Moussavi: AND WE WILL CERTAINLY LET THE PRESS KNOW THAT THE CHAIRMAN IS ENGAGED IN HIGH TREASON WHEN HE SHOWS NO INTEREST IN THE SHARIF MONEY IN THE BANK ACOUNTS THAT I HAVE GIVEN YOU. PUT YOUR THINKING CAP ON AND YOU CAN RETIRE.
g) 28/12/2018,16:46pmKavehMoussavi:ZAFAR,SOMEONEISGOINGTOASK THE QUESTION VERY SHORTLY “CHAIRMAN, ISN’T IT THE CASE YOU WERE OFFERED THE DETAILS OF SHARIF ACCOUNTS IN SINGAPORE AND DID NOT JUMP ON IT? WHY NOT?
Mr. Ali replied to message (g):
h) 28/12/2018,ZafarAliQC:I’MSURESOMEONEWILL.INTHEMEANTIME,I’M IN DUBAI ON AN ACTUAL CASE. THE PAK GOVT HAVE NOT INSTRUCTED ME YET, AND MAY NOT EVER. IT IS DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THEY DO AND WHY THEY DO IT FRANKLY. UNTIL AND ONLY IF I’M INSTRUCTED AM I GOING TO DO ANYTHING. I’VE GOT TO FOCUS ON MY ACTUAL CASES.
i) 28/12/2018, Kaveh Moussavi: BE AN ENTREPRENEUR ZAFAR. OPPORTUNITIES LIKE THIS DON’T KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR EVERY DAY. AND IF YOU BECOME “INSTRUCTED” I WOULDN’T BE ABLE TO PAY YOU! TRY TO LEAVE THIS “INSTRUCTION” BS (‘bullshit’) BEHIND AND MOVE INTO THE WORLD WHERE REAL MONEY IS MADE. OR HAVE YOU GIVEN
4 UP ON THAT? YOUR ACTUAL CASES AREN’T GOING TO GET YOU TO RETIREMENT THIS YEAR!!!
MESSAGE FROM MR. MOUSSAVI WITH OUTLANDISH CLAIMS
j) 03/08/2018, Kaveh Moussavi: MY AWARD WILL BE OVER A BILLION….. OTHERWISE I WILL BE SEIZING AIRCRAFT ETC AND IT WILL BE AN EMBARRASSING START TO HIS (Imran Khan’s) GOVERNMENT.