NAB chief suspends notices issued to Sharif family members

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LAHORE: Following special directives of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chairman Justice (retd.) Javed Iqbal, the anti-corruption watchdog has decided to suspend notices issued to women belonging to the Sharif family, ARY News reported.

The NAB chief paid a visit to the bureau’s office in Lahore today where he met high-level officials.

Iqbal directed to dispatch questionnaire to women instead of summoning them to NAB office.

In his statement, the NAB chairman said that the institution firmly believed on the sanctity of women and houses. He added that the institution was strictly following its ‘Accountability For All’ policy. He further clarified that NAB has no affiliation with any political party and all mega corruption cases will be concluded at earliest.

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On April 13, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif’s wife and two daughters this week.

As per details, Shehbaz’s wife has been summoned on April 17 while his daughters, Rabia Sharif and Javeria Sharif have been asked to present themselves before NAB officials on April 18 and April 19, respectively, sources privy to the matter said.

The family of Shehbaz have been summoned for interrogation regarding the business transactions, the NAB sources added.

The PML-N president’s son, Hamza Shehbaz, has also been directed to appear on April 15 in a case pertaining to the construction of a nullah from national kitty. Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz has been summoned on April 16 as well in a case of assets beyond known sources of income, sources stated.

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