NAB investigates new corruption scandal of Sharif family


ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday launched another probe into a newly surfaced corruption scam involving the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif and his brother, former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif.

According to details, Rs 600 million was used from the national exchequer for the purpose of constructing a nullah to drain polluted water from Ramzan Sugar Mills that is owned by the two brothers.

In this regard, the bureau has procured the records from Baldia Chiniot as a part of its investigation.

Earlier on July 6, Judge Muhammad Bashir had ruled that the Sharif family was in possession of assets beyond their known sources of income.

The accountability court had handed a prison sentence of 10 years to the ousted premier, seven years to his daughter Maryam Nawaz and one year to his son-in-law Safdar Awan, as well as, directing the family to pay a fine of £8 million after finding them guilty on multiple charges in the Avenfield properties case.

Furthermore, Maryam was also fined £2 million and an additional year’s imprisonment on charges of forgery. She had used the recently updated Calibri font to fabricate Avenfield properties trust deeds of older dates.

The trio was arrested upon landing in Pakistan from London on July 13 and released on bail on Sep 19.