Breaking: NAB Recommends Seizure of Entire Assets of Sharif Family

Islamabad: Pakistan’s accountability body National Accountability Bureau (NAB), whose probing ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family’s offshore wealth revealed in Panama Papers, forwarded four references Friday against the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.

Nawaz Sharif (Photo: Prerna Goyal, CC BY-SA 4.0)Meetings were held in NAB Lahore and Rawalpindi offices under respective director generals to the headquarters. One reference is against owning Avenfield apartments in which officials recommended the seizure of Sharif family properties and freezing of bank accounts. The second reference is against Ishaq Dar for owning assets beyond his known sources of income.

NAB Lahore officials also recommended that the names of the Sharif family and Mr. Dar be put on the Exit Control List (ECL), a system of border controls maintained by the Government of Pakistan under the Exit from Pakistan.

NAB officials in the Rawalpindi office also forwarded two references to the headquarters; the first

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