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NAB summons Nawaz Sharif, sons on August 18: sources

RAWALPINDI: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Rawalpindi has summoned former premier Nawaz Sharif, his sons Hussain Nawaz and Hasan Nawaz for investigation in Azizia Mills case.

According to ARY News Lahore Bureau Chief Arif Hameed Bhatti, Nawaz Sharif and sons have been issued notices ordering them to present themselves before a NAB team on August 18.

The NAB team will travel to Lahore to record the trio’s statement.

According to well informed sources, the NAB notice was signed on August 11 and the trio were asked to present themselves in person rather than sending their respective counsels.

 

It is pertinent to note here that the Panamagate JIT formed on the orders of Supreme Court, in its final report, had said that Hussain Nawaz failed to produce any evidence or means establishing his personal capacity of meeting SAR 90.4 million equity requirements as his share in the sale proceeds of Al Azizia Steel Company fell well short of this requirement.

“Despite repeated requests, respondent No. 7 (Hussain Nawaz) didn’t produce the relevant corporate record so it is not possible to ascertain the legal status of HME whether it’s a sole proprietorship, partnership or a company limited by shares,” stated the JIT report.

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on July 28 removed prime minister Nawaz Sharif from office in a unanimous verdict.

SC’s larger bench had unanimously deemed PM Sharif unfit for holding office and said that it will also order an accountability court to open references against him and his family.

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