References against Sharifs
A crucial meeting of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s executive board was postponed for a day on Wednesday due to the unavailability of a key figure.
According to reports, the meeting, wherein corruption references against members of the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar were to be finalised, was delayed for a day as the bureau’s prosecutor general is in Lahore today. The meeting will now be held on Thursday (tomorrow), informed sources.
After the Supreme Court announced the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif as prime minister on July 28, NAB was ordered to file several references against Nawaz, his children Hussain, Hasan, and Maryam, son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar and Dar.
The accountability bureau was given six weeks, from the date of the court’s order, to file the reference in an accountability court.
The references will be reviewed by the bureau’s executive board after which NAB will file the references before the accountability court.
On Tuesday, NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry rejected recommendations by the bureau’s regional chiefs to freeze assets of Sharif family members and Dar, sources told Geo News.
Chaudhry also rejected the recommendation to add the names of Sharif, Hasan, Hussain and Dar on the Exit Control List (ECL).— INP