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93 Pakistanis placed on ECL in 2017: NAB report

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) ’s annual report for 2017 was presented to President Mamnoon Hussain on Tuesday, containing overall performance of the accountability watchdog during a period of 12 months. Chairman NAB retired Justice Javed Iqbal presented the report to the president. According to the report, as many as 107 people were removed from the Exit Control List (ECL) while 93 were placed on it on the recommendation of the NAB last year. In 2017, 93 names were put on the ECL including 39…

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa refuses to hear Hudaibya case

ISLAMABAD: Justice Asif Saeed Khosa on Monday recused himself from a three-judge bench of the Supreme Court constituted to hear an appeal of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) seeking reopening of the Hudaibya Paper Mills case against the Sharif family. The bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and comprising Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Justice Mazhar Alam Khan was to hear the case, but Justice Khosa recused himself from the bench and referred the matter to the Chief Justice of Pakistan for constituting another…

Court grants Dar’s plea for exemption from appearance till Nov 8

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court here on Thursday approved a plea filed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, seeking exemption from personal appearance before the court in a graft reference on the medical grounds.  Judge Muhammad Bashir announced the decision on the plea, granting the finance minister a temporary exemption from personal appearance before the court till the next hearing on Nov 8. At the outset of court proceedings today, Dar’s lawyer Ayesha Hamid filed an application on behalf of her client to seek an…

IHC seeks NAB response on Sharif’s pleas against graft indictment

ISLAMABAD: A divisional bench of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) sent notices to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday after approving three petitions filed by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, seeking halt to the accountability proceedings against him. A two-member bench comprising Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kiyani and Justice Aamer Farooq heard the petitions filed through ex-PM Sharif’s representative Zafir Khan. The court will resume the hearing on November 2. Earlier today, as many as three pleas…

PTI shrugs off govt, opposition proposed names for new NAB chief

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday rejected the six names proposed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and opposition leader in the National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah for the appointment of the next chief of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), ARY News reported. PTI vice chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi has alleged that the government and the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) have stricken a covert deal with regard to the appointment of the new chairman of the national anti-graft watchdog. He…

Sharif to be indicted on Oct 2, arrest warrants issued for children

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday appeared before an accountability court in three graft references filed by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in connection with his family’s offshore properties. After a brief hearing, Judge Muhammad Bashir allowed Sharif to leave. Sharif informed the judge that his wife is not well. He added his children are in London, looking after their ailing mother. The court handed over copies of the references along with relevant documents to Sharif's counsel Khawaja…

NAB files appeal in top court against LHC verdict in Hudaibiya case

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the Lahore High Court (LHC)'s judgment regarding the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case against the Sharif family and others, ARY News reported. The anti-graft body, in its petition, has pleaded the apex court to revoke the LHC's judgment in the case. Chief Minister Punjab Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz Sharif were also made parties in the petition as the anti-corruption watchdog claimed to…

Sharif family members summoned in more NAB references

ISLAMABAD: An accountability court on Thursday summoned deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and family members on September 19 in connection with two more corruption references filed against them by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). According to informed sources, ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz and and his son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar have been subpoenaed in line with London flats reference on September 19; the same day on which Sharif and his sons would turn up before the court in Al…

NAB files four references against Sharif family, Dar

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday filed three references against Sharif family members and one against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the Islamabad accountability court.  The references were filed by the NAB's prosecution team under supervision of its Deputy Prosecutor General along with relevant documents. The decision of filing references was taken after getting go-ahead by the Executive Board of anti-graft body in a meeting yesterday. Three references were filed against former Prime…

NAB Lahore dispatches references against Sharif family, Dar to HQ

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) regional office in Lahore has dispatched two references against Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar respectively to its headquarters for a final review and approval before filing the references in the accountability court.   According to informed sources, NAB officials went into a huddle at Lahore regional office under their Director General to mull over dispatching the references to anti-graft headquarters. A reference against Sharif family has been forwarded to…