Captian (R) Safdar in hot waters

Captian (R) Safdar in hot waters

ISLAMABAD: Captain (retd) Safdar, son in law of the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in hot waters for allegedly owning assets disproportionate to his income.

NAB has decided to launch an inquiry against Captain R Safdar.

The decision was taken by a NAB meeting headed by the bureau’s chairman Javed Iqbal.

In a press release, NAB said it will conduct probe into Safdar’s assets, especially 300 kanal land, 30 kanal plot, 1 kanal house, all in Mansehra. In addition, the anti-graft body will also investigate a floor mill in Township, Mansehra held by the son-in-law of former premier Nawaz Sharif.

NAB has also decided to probe Rs9 billion allegedly given illegally to Safdar by the cabinet division under the Prime Minister's Global Sustainable Development Goals Program.

Safdar already faces inquiry by NAB and is named in one of the three references filed against the Sharifs in light of the Panama Papers verdict.

NAB had started investigation into allegations of corruption against him in January too.