NAB Chairman rescues Sharif family

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NAB Chairman rescues Sharif family

ISLAMABAD:  National Accountability Bureau Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry has rejected the recommendation of freezing assets of Sharif family and to add the names of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, and Dar to the Exit Control List (ECL).

As per the details, NAB offices in Lahore and Rawalpindi had prepared and forwarded references against members of the Sharif family and Dar on Friday, requesting their assets be frozen and placing their names on ECL.

However, the accountability watchdog head has rejected the recommendations and the same has been conveyed to Director General (DG) NAB Lahore Saleem Shehzad.

It bears mentioning that besides disqualifying Nawaz Sharif as a member of National Assembly, the supreme court in its Panama Papers case verdict on July 28 had ordered filing references against members of Sharif family including Ishaq Dar.

A deadline of six weeks was set for filing the references whereas a total six-months time period was allowed by the top court for proceedings.

Chief Justice of Pakistan had also appointed Justice Ijazul Ahsan as a monitoring judge to supervise the implementation of apex court’s order.