Pak anti-graft body gives nod for case against Sharifs
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s anti-graft physique has given the nod for launching a corruption case in opposition to ousted premier Nawaz Sharif and his youthful brother Shahbaz Sharif.
Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Javed Iqbal yesterday permitted registration of the corruption case throughout an government board assembly.
NAB officers stated the case was associated to alleged lack of over Rs 120 million to the nationwide exchequer over the development of a two-way street in 2000 from Raiwind to the Sharif household house in Jati Umra within the suburbs of Lahore.
The Sharif brothers have to this point not reacted to the brand new allegations of corruption.
Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam, son-in-law Muhammad Safdar, and sons Hassan and Hussain, are already dealing with three NAB instances filed in September on the idea of the Supreme Court docket’s determination of July 28 within the Panama Papers case that led to Sharif’s ouster as premier.
Nonetheless, the brand new case additionally consists of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif who has been tipped as a future prime minister if Nawaz’s PML-N occasion wins the election subsequent 12 months.
Officers stated the NAB in the identical assembly additionally permitted submitting of six corruption references, full 4 pending inquiries, and 11 investigations in opposition to completely different politicians and officers.
The assembly additionally determined to probe former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf who as minister for water and energy from 2008-2011 triggered a lack of Rs 113 billion to the nationwide exchequer by delaying a key power challenge.
NAB can even launch investigations into alleged corruption by one other former premier Yousaf Raza Gilani who was disqualified by the apex courtroom in 2012 and changed by Ashraf.