NAB decides to close two pending cases against Sharif Family

NAB decides to close two pending cases against Sharif Family

ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided in principal to close two pending cases against PM Nawaz Sharif and CM Shahbaz Sharif.

Two separate investigations have been under progress against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

In one of the cases, the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and others are alleged of misusing their authority in the construction of road from Raiwind to Jati Umra residence of Sharifs. 

The case is pending with the NAB since 2000, and involves the alleged misappropriation of Rs 125 million.

In the other cases, the prime minister is alleged of making illegal appointments in the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).

This inquiry is pending against the premier since 1999. These cases against Sharifs were included by the NAB among cases of “mega corruption”, the list of which was presented by the Bureau before the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2015.

Sources said that the concerned investigation officers as well as the prosecution desk of the NAB have concluded that there is no substantial evidence available to convert the investigation into a reference.

In the absence of concrete evidence, the NAB sources claim, the concerned investigation officers have recommended to drop these investigations.