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NAB Files References Against Sharif Family, Dar

Saqib Abbasi 

Islamabad (September 08, 2017): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed file references against Sharif family in an Accountability Court in Islamabad. 

On Friday, NAB prosecution team went to registrar office of Accountability Court in Islamabad and filed the reference.

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The top federal anti-graft body has filed four references- three against Sharif family members and the other against incumbent Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

NAB has prepared four reference against Sharif family- Nawaz Sharif, his two sons Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz, daughter Maryam Nawaz and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

Earlier on Thursday, the Executive Board of the National Accountability Bureau gave approval to file the references.

After the meeting, NAB in a statement had said the Executive Board had given go ahead to file the references against Sharif family and finance minister Ishaq Dar.The NAB Rawalpindi had briefed the meeting regarding the two references against Nawaz Sharif, Hussain and Hassan Nawaz, Maryam Nawaz and captain retired Safdar. The head of Panama Joint Investigation Team (JIT) Wajid Zia will appear before NAB as prosecution witness.

NAB Lahore has also prepared the reference against Nawaz Sharif, his children and finance minister Ishaq Dar.

According to NAB, the references have been prepared keeping in view the details gathered by the JIT and NAB investigations in this connection.

The references against Sharif family are based on JIT findings that their incomes are more than their known sources of income, London flats, Flag ship investment, 15 offshore companies including Azizia Steel Mill  and Hill Mattel.

The reference against Ishaq Dar has been prepared for possessing asset well beyond his sources of income .NAB executive board meeting has left the issues of placing the names of Sharif family and Ishaq Dar on Exit Control List (ECL) and freezing of their account at trial court.

In its judgement in the Panama Papers case on July 28, the Supreme Court had ordered NAB to file references against Nawaz Sharif, his children Hussain, Hasan and Maryam, son-in-law MNA Capt (r) Safdar and Ishaq Dar. The accountability bureau was given six weeks, from the date of the court’s order, to file the references in accountability courts

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