16:59 HRS IST
By M Zulqernain
Lahore, Aug 22 (PTI) For the third consecutive time,
ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons today
failed to appear before the country’s top anti-graft body
which is to interrogate them over the money laundering and
corruption charges revealed by the Panama Papers.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had issued
summons to Sharif and his sons — Hussain and Hasan, daughter
Maryam, son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar and finance minister
Ishaq Dar — to interrogate them in its Lahore office in
connection with their offshore properties revealed by the
Panama Papers case.
The watchdog, irked over the Sharif family’s non-
cooperation, was considering writing to the interior ministry
to place their names on the Exist Control List (ECL), stopping
them from leaving the country.
A senior NAB official told PTI that Sharif, his sons,
daughter, son-in-law and the finance minister were summoned to