NAB launches fresh money laundering probe against Nawaz

  • Complaint says over Rs56mn were sent out of Pakistan by Sharifs between 1988 and 1991

ISLAMABAD: In a fresh trouble for Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday launched another inquiry against him on a journalist’s complaint that over Rs56 million was sent out of the country by his family between 1988 and 1991, a media report said.

The development assumes significance as Sharif, his sons Hussain and Hassan, daughter Maryam, and son-in-law former army captain Muhammad Safdar are already facing three corruption charges for money laundering and illegal offshore holdings in the Panama Papers scandal.

Sharif, 68, is currently in London along with Maryam to see his ailing wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, despite the anti-graft body’s request to put their names on the Exit Control List (ECL) fearing they may not return to face corruption cases in court.

The fresh inquiry over money laundering allegations was launched by the NAB on

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