Imran~~s cousin, ex-captain Burki held on graft charges

Published: Thursday, December 19, 2002, 19:41 [IST]
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Islamabad: Pakistan's former cricket captain and senior bureaucrat Javed Burki has been arrested by a military-led anti-corruption force, officials said on Thursday. Burki (64), who played 25 Test matches for Pakistan in the 1960s and 70s and was captain in five of them, was picked up by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) late on Wednesday from his residence in Islamabad, they said. "Burki has been arrested on corruption-related charges," NAB spokesman Mohammad Ali said. Burki was head of the Pakistan Automobile Corporation until 1998, but Ali declined to confirm whether the corruption charges were related to his tenure in the state- run organisation. 'The Dawn' newspaper said the veteran cricketer had set up the Trans Mobile Company, which entered into a dubious deal with the Defence Ministry to produce Yasoob trucks for the Army. Burki is cousin to Imran Khan, the cricket legend turned politician, who won a seat in the National Assembly in the October 10 elections.

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