LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) President Saeed Ahmed and a close confidante of Sharif family, Javed Kiani, at its Lahore office today (Monday) to probe into Sharif family’s London properties.
The NBP chief has appeared before the NAB at its office in Lahore where its investigators likely to grill Saeed Ahmed with regard to Sharif’s Evan Field flats in London.
The anti-corruption watchdog has been tasked to file four corruption references in the accountability court Rawalpindi, including three against Sharif family and the fourth one against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in compliance with Supreme Court’s landmark verdict announced on July 28.
The anti-graft team, headed by NAB Lahore Director General Shehzad Saleem, had also summoned Nawaz Sharif and his sons on Sunday but they did not show up.
According to sources privy to the development, Sharifs did not give a hoot to NAB’s probe, asserting that a review petition against Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification had been filed in the apex court.
“My client Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has been apprised of the above-cited notice today and instructed me to convey his inability to appear before the Combined Investigation Team as has already filed a review petition against the judgment dated 28.07.2017,” read the letter forwarded by Nawaz Sharif.
Just a day before, members of the Sharif family – including deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his two sons, daughter Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar Awan – who were summoned to turn up before NAB’s investigators, did not show up.