NAB chief approves references against Sharifs, Dar

ISLAMABAD – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday approved filing three references against Sharif family and one against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the accountability courts.

NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry approved the references while chairing a meeting of the executive board at NAB headquarters, in compliance with the Supreme Court judgment of July 28 in the Panama Papers case.

Sources said the bureau will file references, in accountability courts of Islamabad and Rawalpindi today (Friday) or tomorrow, against disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his sons Hasan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz and daughter Maryam Nawaz, his son-in-law Capt (r) Muhammad Safdar, and Ishaq Dar.

“The references were prepared on the basis of the material collected and referred to by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) in its report and other material collected by the NAB during the course of the investigation,” a NAB statement read.

It said the first reference relates to the Avenfield

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