Wednesday , April 1 2020

NAB gets access to Volume 10; forms teams to grill Nawaz Sharif and sons

NAB to file four references

LAHORE: Pursuing its investigations into allegations against the Sharif family, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has constituted teams to interrogate former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons, Samaa reported Thursday.

In this regard, officials said, a 14-member NAB team has been set up and will be further divided into four sub-teams. Every team will comprise of a director, Case Officer and an investigation officer.

The case officer will be from NAB’s Legal Wing. The Case Officer will file the case on the advice of Investigation Team’s officer.

All the four teams will work under the Director Generals of Rawalpindi and Islamabad.

Meanwhile, reports said the NAB has acquired ‘classified’ Volume 10 of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report that was filed by the inquiry team in Supreme Court.

Volume X of the report contains details of mutual legal assistance (MLA) with various countries and has not been made public by the Supreme Court on the request of the six-member JIT’s chairman Wajid Zia.

The NAB had asked the apex court for issuing the said volume for filing the reference against ousted prime minister, his children and Ishaq Dar in accordance with the orders of the Supreme Court.

NAB has summoned Nawaz Sharif and both his sons — Huss­ain and Hasan Nawaz — in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case on Friday (tomorrow). They have been asked to appear before investigators in Lahore.

This would be the first of many cases that NAB was going to probe — an act which could have repercussions for the Sharifs’ politics as well as for the country’s political scene for long.

The decision to summon the Sharifs was taken by NAB chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry.

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