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NAB (National Accountability Bureau is an autonomous and constitutionally established federal office primarily responsible for efforts against corruption.

NAB decides to file reference against Hamza in Ramzan sugar mills case: sources

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to nominate Hamza Shehbaz, son of former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case, ARY News reported on Tuesday. The reference will be filed against the Hamza and his father this month, sources informed the ARY News. They said the formal approval for filing a reference would be given by chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal. The accountability watchdog has already acquired asset details and bank records of Hamza Shehbaz and…

JIT to share its findings with NAB for investigations: Shahzad Akbar

ISLAMABAD: The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability Mirza Shahzad Akbar on Monday said that the joint investigation team (JIT) tasked with probing fake bank accounts, would share all its findings with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).    Talking to journalists, Shahzad Akbar said that the JIT had only carried out an inquiry and presented its suggestion but now the NAB would initiate an investigations in the light of the JIT's findings. He said that the JIT was directed to assist the NAB and…

Rs 460mn deposited in Saad Rafique’s account since 2010: NAB

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau on Monday revealed that more than Rs460 million were deposited into the bank accounts of former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique since the last eight years, ARY News reported.  According to sources, the anti-graft watchdog released a report on Rafique brothers pertaining to the Paragon Housing Scheme scam. The report pointed out that Rs2.96 billion were released in the name of Paragon City directors Khawaja Salman Rafique and the son of Nadeem Zia. It further…

Medical board performs physiotherapy of Shahbaz

ISLAMABAD: A medical board of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) on Monday performed physiotherapy of National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif at his residence in the Ministers’ enclave,  The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president has been suffering from severe backache lately. His  Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) report conducted last week, pointed out complications in his spinal disks. Last week, Shehbaz also excused himself from chairing a meeting of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC)…

Sharif challenges imprisonment in Al-Azizia case third time

ISLAMABAD: The counsel of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday re-submitted an appeal at the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against the accountability court verdict sentencing Sharif in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case, ARY News reported. The appeal was first filed by the legal team of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo on January 1, but it was returned by the registrar office after it marked a few objections on it. The first appeal, filed on Jan 1 by the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo…

Haven’t received a NAB notice so far: Murad

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Friday while rubbishing the reports of him being issued a notice by the National Accountability Court (NAB) said that he was yet to receive any such notification for appearing before the anti-graft body, ARY News reported.    Talking to media at a shopping mall here, he said that being the provincial chief executive, he was constitutionally authorised to land as he wanted, but he hadn’t allotted “an inch of government land” ever since assuming the office in 2016.…

 NAB to investigate Ali Jehangir in Ashiana housing scam

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to investigate former Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Ali Jehangir Siddiqui over charges of alleged corruption in Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme scam, ARY News reported on Friday. According to sources, the anti-graft watchdog body, after completion of the inquiry against Ali Jehangir, has decided to transform it into an investigation. “Soon an approval will be sought from the Chairman NAB in this regard,” well-informed sources said. The former…

Court summons jail official over failure to present Shehbaz

LAHORE: An accountability court on Friday summoned a jail superintendent over failure to produce Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case. The accountability judge directed the jail official to appear in the court within two hours to explain his position. A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor also informed the judge about Shehbaz's presence in Islamabad. “If he is in Islamabad why an extension in his transit remand was not sought,” questioned the judge.…

IHC registrar raises objections on appeals of NAB, Sharif

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) registrar on Friday raised objections on an appeal filed by deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and two appeals of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenging the accountability court verdicts in the Al-Azizia and Flagship Investment references. Five objections were raised on Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) supremo's appeal whereas  two objections on appeals filed by the anti-graft watchdog. Counsels of both the appellants are supposed to appear before the…

NAB recovers Rs. 518mn through plea-bargain in Karachi alone: annual report 

KARACHI: National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) Karachi office has released its annual performance report, reporting a near 100 per cent complaint redressal, ARY News reported on Thursday.  The report mentions that the NAB Karachi received 10,311 complaints over the year, out of which ‘more than 10,000 complaints’ were resolved. As many as 160 people were arrested after inquiries on the received complaints, the report highlights. 104 inquiries out of 397 were conducted whereas the anti-graft watchdog completed its…