NAB starts money-laundering probe against Nawaz

ISLAMABAD – A day after former premier Nawaz Sharif served a legal notice on National Accountability Bureau chief for accusing him of laundering $4.9 billion to India, the anti-graft body on Friday started an investigation into the case, The Nation has learnt.

The national anti-graft watchdog has assigned the task to an assistant director of NAB Rawalpindi bureau. The official has been directed to complete the investigation of the alleged money laundering against the former prime minister and his associates and submit a report to the chairman without delay.

On May 9, the NAB issued a press release stating that it had taken notice of a report in a newspaper which had claimed that Sharif had allegedly transferred $4.9 billion to India with the help of former finance minister Ishaq Dar, former State Bank of Pakistan governor Ashraf Wathra and former SBP deputy governor Saeed Ahmed.

Well-placed sources told The Nation that NAB Chairman

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