NAB team reaches Jati Umrah with warrants of Sharif family

NAB team reaches Jati Umrah with warrants of Sharif family

LAHORE: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore officials Friday arrived at the residence of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Jati Umrah, along with bailable arrest warrants for his children and son-in-law.

The accountability court, hearing corruption cases against the Sharif family, had on Tuesday issued bailable arrest warrants for Nawaz Sharif's daughter Maryam, sons Hussain and Hasan, and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar to ensure their presence. They had also been directed to submit surety bonds worth Rs1 million each.

Judge Mohammad Bashir of the accountability court had also ordered the Sharif children to appear before the court on October 2, the next date of hearing.Nawaz Sharif's personal secretary, Qamar Zaman, received the warrants from the six-member team led by a deputy director, which acted on the orders of the accountability court.

At present, Hasan, Hussain and Maryam Nawaz are in London tending to their mother, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma. Safdar is also in London.

Earlier on Friday, NAB sent the warrants to Pakistan HC in London.