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Nawaz Sharif, sons expected to appear before NAB today

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his two sons, Hussain and Hasan, are expected to appear before the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Lahore office today.

Sharif family was summoned to file their replies today pertaining to the NAB reference against them.

According to sources, a heavy contingent of security officials was deployed at the site before the former premier’s appearance.

However, Sharif family sources had informed on Thursday that Hasan and Hussain have not yet received any notification for appearance before the accountability bureau.

A family member said, “we have learnt about the NAB notice only in the news, no communication [has] been made till now.”

Moreover, PM’s cousin Tariq Shafi and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar have also been summoned by the NAB.

Moreover, the Volume X of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), which probed former PM’s assets, has also been handed over to NAB. The accountability bureau has also decided to use the services of JIT’s members Wajid Zia and Irfan Mangi.

A letter has also been written to the government of Saudi Arabia to get more details of the assets of Sharif family, revealed sources.

NAB files references against Sharif family

NAB has been tasked with filing references against the Sharif family, Ishaq Dar and Captain Safdar by September 8.

The references would be filed as ordered by the Supreme Court as part of the verdict which disqualified Nawaz from the office of prime minister.

References would be filed by NAB Rawalpindi against Nawaz Sharif, Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Maryam Nawaz, Capt (retd) Safdar and Ishaq Dar.

The case will be pursued in an accountability court.

References

a) Reference relating to the Avenfield Properties (Flat No.16 and 16-A, 17 and 17-A Avenfield House, Park Lane, London, United Kingdom).

b) Reference relating to establishment of Azizia Steel Company and Hill Metal Company.

c) Reference relating to the companies mentioned in paragraph 9 of the judgment.

d) Reference relating to respondent No.10 for possessing assets beyond his known sources of income.

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