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NAB approves filing graft reference against Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) approved filing of a fresh corruption reference against PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, ARY News reported on Thursday. The graft reference is expected to be filed in an accountability court over next two days. This will be the fourth graft reference against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif after his ouster. The new reference is related to an alleged illegal construction of a two-way road from Raiwand to the Sharif family…

NAB witnesses provide more details of Dar’s bank accounts, income to court

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) witnesses on Monday testified against former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar before an accountability court here in a corruption reference being heard by Judge Muhammad Bashir. At the outset of the hearing, NAB witness Faisal Shahzad, a banker by profession, testified against Dar and provided the details of bank accounts operated under the name of Ishaq Dar and his wife. The witness could not attend the last hearing due to his personal engagements. Another witness, Director…

NAB witnesses submit Dar’s bank accounts, income details in graft reference

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) witnesses on Thursday testified against former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar before an accountability court here in a corruption reference. Judge Muhammad Bashir conducted the trial proceedings. At the outset of the hearing, NAB witnesses Abdul Rehman and Masood Ghani recorded their statements before the court. The duo testified for the second time against Dar. Another prosecution witness Azeem Khan, a manager at the private bank, submitted Dar’s three bank accounts…

NAB relaunches graft probe against Dar as accused in Hudaibiya case

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday announced to reinvestigate Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for alleged corruption in Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference in compliance with the top court's orders. In a statement, the anti-corruption watchdog said it would relaunch an investigation against Dar as an accused, terminating his earlier position of approver in the case. Dar was nominated as an accused in the initial Hudaibiya Paper Mills reference but later he became an approver. However, the finance…

Nawaz Sharif may depart for London today, as wife condition deteriorates

ISLAMABAD: Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to leave for London on Thursday (today) to see his ailing wife, ARY News reported. According to informed sources, the former premier has planned to leave for London today to see his ailing wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, whose condition had deteriorated yesterday. “Sharif had also made a call to London to inquire about her health and he would return to Pakistan by October 2 to face trial in the accountability court,” sources further said. On the other hand, Maryam…

Rana Sanaullah calls NAB reference against Dar a ‘joke’

LAHORE: Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah on Wednesday termed National Accountability Bureau (NAB)’s reference against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar as a ‘joke’. The law minister was talking to media persons when he questioned the legitimacy of the reference. “There should be a legal basis and justification for the charges put against Dar,” Sanaullah asserted. He said that the finance minister received salaries from private and multinational companies worth millions of rupees. RELATED: Media ban in Dar graft trial,…