ISLAMABAD National Accountability Bureau gave a clean chit to President Asif Ali Zardari in six corruption cases involving alleged financial embezzlement of $ 1.522 billion under the much controversial National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO), says the NAB report submitted to the Supreme Court of Pakistan here on Tuesday. According to NAB report, the assets and bank accounts allegedly owned by President Zardari in various countries including UK, US, France and Spain amount to $ 1.5 billion while his assets in Pakistan stand at $ 22 million. President Zardari allegedly gained financial benefits worth billions of dollars when graft cases against him were dropped under a law that has now expired, according to the NAB list. The NAB submitted a list of financial beneficiaries of NRO containing 248 people including 23 politicians and 225 government servants, army officers and others who were accused of plundering billions of rupees from the national exchequer. The list contained 17 politicians and 146 government servants as well as other persons whose cases were with dropped from NAB Punjab, 67 government servants and one politicians cases from NAB Sindh, one government servant and four politicians from NAB NWFP, while cases of 11 government servants and one politician were dropped by NAB Balochistan under the NRO. The financial cases that were withdrawn against President Asif Ali Zardari included granting of license to ARY Gold causing a loss of Rs 1.8 billion to national exchequer, corruption in purchase of URSUS Tractors Scheme amounting to Rs 0.27 billion, illegal construction of polo ground at PM House causing a loss of Rs 0.05 billions to national exchequer in addition to the corruption case of making assets of $ 1.5 billion beyond means. The report also disclosed that the information about the alleged embezzlement was being collected in the cases of misuse of authority in affairs of SGS PSI company as well as illegal awarding of contract to Cotechna for pre-shipment. According to the list, the other known politicians who are financial beneficiaries of NRO included PPP General Secretary Jahangir Badar, Mrs Nusrat Bhutto, Federal interior Minister Rehman Malik, Federal Minister of State for Housing and Works Tariq Anees, Federal Minister for Defence Ahmed Mukhtar, Yousuf Talpur of PPP, Anwar Saifullah of PPP, Haji Nawaz Khokhar, Pir Mukarramul Haq, Mirbaz Khan Khetran, Agha Siraj Durrani and Aftab Ahmed Sherpao. The names of Hussain Haqqani, Pakistani Ambassador to the US, Salman Farooqi, former secretary commerce and now enjoying the portfolio of Principal Secretary to President, Usman Farooqi, ex-chairman Pakistan Steels Mills, and Brig (Retd) Imtiaz are also included in the list. The NAB list also revealed that ex-Principal Secretary to PM Ahmad Sadiq, former chief secretary Javed Ahmed Qureshi, former secretary commerce Brig (Retd) Aslam Hayat Qureshi, former secretary finance Javed Talat, former Principal Secretary to PM Saeed Mehdi, ex-DG Oil & Gas Development Corporation (OGDC) Shahid Hussain, ex-MD Utility Stores Corporation (USC) Sadiq Ali Khan, ex-DG National Highway Authority (NHA)Iqbal Ahmad, and former President Habib Bank Younus Dalmia were also beneficiaries of the NRO. The Supreme Court had ordered the NAB to produce the record of the beneficiaries of NRO in detail the other day. However, the Presidents Spokesman Farhatullah Babar while taking to media persons in the late evening denied all the corruption charges and making of foreign assets amounting to $1.5 billion by President Zardari and said all theses charges were politically motivated and were never proved even after the prosecutions of a decade long despite the fact that millions of rupees from public exchequer were spent on these fake cases to prove them true.