Nawaz Sharif and his family members failed to appear before anti-graft body

Vastavam web: Ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members today failed for the second time to appear before the country’s top anti-graft body which wants to interrogate them over money laundering and corruption charges revealed by the Panama Papers.”Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his children Hassan, Hussain, Maryam and his son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar were summoned to appear before the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) today but none of them turned up,” NAB spokesperson Asim Ali Nawazish told.Sharif and his sons, Hassan and Hussain, were summoned on Friday in a separate case involving graft and money laundering charges and had failed to appear before the NAB.

Ali said the NAB would continue summoning the Sharif family in different cases involving money laundering and corruption charges.Sharif, in a letter to NAB, has said he would join its investigation after a decision by the Supreme Court on his review petition against its July 28 verdict to disqualify him from premiership.”My family members and I will join the NAB investigation once the Supreme Court decides my review petition against my disqualification,” Sharif had said in the letter.Sharif has also sought a stay from the Supreme Court on the further implementation of the judgement till a decision on the review petition is taken.

According to the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) constituted by Supreme Court to investigate the off-shore properties of the Sharif family, Maryam was found to be the beneficial owner of Avenfield Properties as well as offshore companies of Nescoll & Nielsen.The JIT report has also charged Maryam for submitting fake/falsified documents to it which is a criminal offence. due to conflict in that country.