NAB references against Sharifs, Dar contain evidence from six countries


NAB authorities reportedly had filed four references along with over dozen documentary files from six countries against the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Friday.

A senior NAB official told Geo that 17 communications containing actionable evidence from six countries were received.

The Central Authority of Switzerland, in response to two requests, provided all the details sought by the JIT against the accused in the Panama Papers case, investigation officer revealed as quoted by the TV channel.

The British Virgin Islands provided details about all the offshore companies owned by the children of Nawaz Sharif, it was further.

The government of United Kingdom also provided details about Avenfield properties under the Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA).

“It [UK government] also ensured us of all kinds of assistance we need to collect more information about the properties and businesses owned by the former premier and his children in the UK,” the official familiar with content of JIT report’s Volume X added.

“All new files came through Volume X, this is an ongoing process,” he disclosed.

The government of Luxemburg also responded to the JIT request accordingly.

Similarly, Saudi Arabia, in its seven communications, also provided some facts about properties of Hussain Nawaz and his family.

The governments of United Arab Emirates (UAE) and KSA also provided details about Azizia Steel Company, Capital FZA and Hill Metal Establishment.

UAE government would also be providing details about Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, who is also facing a reference, revealed the official.

NAB also relied on findings gathered by the Panama JIT headed by Wajid Zia.