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Fawad Lashes out Nawaz, Sons for Not Appearing Before NAB

Lahore (August 18, 2017): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry on Friday lashed out at Nawaz Sharif and his sons Hasan and Husain for not appearing before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) today as scheduled.

Chaudhry also criticised Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, PML-N’s candidate for NA-120 by-election and the wife of former premier, for not being present during scrutiny of her nomination papers for NA-120 by-election.

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) spokesperson said Friday Sharif family not appearing before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) is a joke with national institutions.

He slammed former premier Nawaz Sharif and his children who were summoned by NAB and refused the call, sending their counsel instead.

Fawad said investigation of Sharif family over Al-Azizia Steel Company is a positive development, foreseeing that further references regarding Hill Metal and Gulf Steel Mills will also come to light.

PTI spokesman further said accountability of Sharif family is a big step against the rich. He accused Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Ahmed Saeed and former SECP Chairman Zafar Hijazi of running a network of money laundering.

He said Nawaz Sharif got the first episode of answer after he repeatedly asked why he was ousted.Talking about NA-120 by-election, Fawad said PML-N considers it a disgrace to ask for votes from people and appearing before officer of smaller grade.

“Sharif brothers remained stuck to high positions for the past 20 years. Machinery for Al-Azizia Steel Company was not brought from Dubai. They cannot give complete money trail of Gulf Steel, Al-Azizia Steel Company and Hill Metal,” he stated.

The PTI spokesperson also alleged that Finance Minister Ishaq Dar along with National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) President Saeed Ahmed and former Securities and Exchange Commission (SECP) chairman Zafar Hijazi are running the largest money laundering network in Pakistan.

“The money laundering network is probably the biggest in Asia,” said Chaudhry.

The PTI leader also criticized Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and said he continues to act like a “puppet prime minister”.“Know all the facts, he is still siding with the money laundering network.”

Chaudhry again questioned the source of the Sharif family’s wealth.

“Where is all the money coming from if all their companies are making a loss,” said the PTI spokesman.

It should be noted that Sharif family’s counsel has asked NAB to provide questionnaire after not appearing before the officials in summon regarding Al-Azizia Steel Company reference.

Earlier, Sharif family members were summoned to file their replies today pertaining to the NAB reference against them but neither of the three Sharifs appeared before the accountability bureau.

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