NAB directs investigators to submit report of probe against Sharifs before Eid: report

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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has directed its investigators to submit the report of their probe into the Sharif family offshore assets before the Eidul Azha holidays, Express News reported on Saturday.

According to the TV channel, NAB is making efforts to file references against the Sharif family and Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar with an accountability court by September 10. The Supreme Court had ordered the graft watchdog to prepare and submit the references in court within six weeks after it disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from office on July 28.
The channel said that NAB Lahore and Rawalpindi branches will prepare and send their investigation report to the NAB prosecution wing in Islamabad by August 31, which would then forward its report to the NAB chairman. Once the report is received, the NAB executive board will hold a meeting to approve it and then submit it to an accountability court.
The NAB Rawalpindi and Lahore branches have already received the records of the Sharif family’s tax returns from the Federal Board of Revenue and account details from the State Bank of Pakistan, the channel reported.
It said that Amjad Nazeer from NAB Lahore and Rizwan Khan from NAB Rawalpindi are working on the investigation.
So far, neither any member of the Sharif family nor members of the Supreme Court-appointed Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that probed into the Sharif family’s offshore assets have appeared before NAB to record their statements.