NAB summons Khawaja Asif’s family in corruption case


The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) have summoned former foreign minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Khawaja Asif’s family in a case pertaining to corruption in Lahore Housing Scheme.

Khawaja Asif’s wife did not show up for the hearing whereas his son Asad Asif appeared before the court and submitted the required documents. After a round of questioning, NAB allowed Asad Asif to leave and told him if they would need him to appear in the future.

The Asif family is accused of embezzling millions in guise of the housing scheme. The investigation in the case started when the victims came forth with their complaints.

On June 27, NAB summoned Khawaja Asif family for interrogation in the corruption case. The anti-graft watchdog also summoned former Sialkot mayor Chaudhry Tauheed Akhtar.

On March 29, NAB had summoned the former foreign minister on April 2 to record his statement in a probe into a complaint against him for assets beyond known sources of income. The bureau had asked Khawaja Asif to bring the relevant record of his assets in the country and abroad.