Saudi government is likely to respond to a mutual legal assistance (MLA) request regarding Azizia Steel Company and Hill Metal Establishment made by the Joint Investigations Team that probed the Sharif family’s offshore assets.
Recently an official of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Interior had made official communications with a member of the JIT and expressed his government’s willingness to share the requested information.
The JIT member had responded by informing the Saudi official that while the JIT had completed its investigations and submitted a report with the Supreme Court, the Saudi government response can still be addressed to the Supreme Court, which could then directly forward it to the National Accountability Bureau.
The corruption watchdog is investigating the Sharifs and their assets, including the two companies in question.
The JIT had contacted six countries for mutual legal assistance during its 60-day probe into the financial affairs of the Sharif family.
The probe consequently led to the disqualification of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court and the initiation of NAB proceedings against him and his children, among others.