No action over Mubarak wealth: Egypt PM

Egypt has asked the United States, Britain and France to freeze the assets of former Egyptian officials, although Mubarak was not on the list.

No action over Mubarak wealth: Egypt PM

Egypt's prime minister said on Saturday he was not aware of any action taken regarding ousted President Hosni Mubarak's wealth and that any procedures would be in the hands of the country's military rulers.

Egypt has asked the United States, Britain and France to freeze the assets of former Egyptian officials, although Mubarak was not on the list.

Asked if any steps had been taken regarding Mubarak's wealth, Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq told reporters: "I have not heard of any steps and I have not received anything," the state news agency reported.

He added the issue was in the purview of the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, which took control of the country after Mubarak stepped down.

Switzerland, the world's biggest offshore banking centre, ordered a freeze of assets that may belong to Mubarak shortly after he was toppled by a popular uprising last week.

Britain's Serious Fraud Office has said it was looking for assets in Britain linked to Mubarak in case there was any request to seize them, but that there had not been any request yet.

Reuters

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