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‘Illegal’ construction of road: Nawaz to skip NAB appearance today

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is in London to tend to his ailing wife Begum Kulsoom, will not appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in connection with a probe against him for allegedly misusing his authority to allow illegal construction of a road.

The NAB Lahore had summoned the former premier today to record his statement with regard to the probe into alleged illegal construction of a road from Adda Plot to Sundar Mull for personal use utilizing taxpayers’ money.

Quoting sources, ARY News reported, a representative of Sharif will appear before the bureau to submit relevant documents and his reply.

According to NAB officials, the national exchequer had to suffer a loss of around Rs125 million because of the Sharif brothers who allegedly allowed illegal construction of the two-way road. The road was constructed for personal use at taxpayers’ money, they added.

Sharif, 67, resigned in July last year after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office over an undeclared source of income.

Sharif along with his sons-Hussain and Hassan – has been named in three NAB references, while his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Capt. Safdar have been nominated in a reference with regard to the Sharif family’s London-based Avenfield properties.

The references were filed in compliance with the Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict last year.

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