NAB summons Maryam, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz on July 31


LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday issued summons for Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Vice President, Maryam Nawaz and her brothers Hassan and Hussain Nawaz.

The anti-graft watchdog has called upon the siblings on July 31 for questioning on allegations against them pertaining to corrupt and fraudulent practices.

Jailed former premier Nawaz Sharif’s nephew Abdul Aziz has also been summoned.

All those summoned for questioning are said to be shareholders in Chaudhry Sugar Mills and are accused of laundering money and possessing assets beyond known sources of their income.

On Tuesday, the Lahore High Court (LHC) was informed that PML-N leader Rana Mashood’s name was placed on a blacklist on a request by the NAB to prevent him from fleeing abroad.

The Ministry of Interior submitted its reply in the LHC on a petition pertaining to the PML-N leader being blacklisted over his alleged involvement in a corruption case.

It stated that Mashood was blacklisted on the corruption watchdog’s request on June 21 this year as it apprehended he might flee abroad.

Earlier on June 29, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had barred the former Punjab education and sports minister from flying abroad at Lahore airport.

Mashood was offloaded from a private airline’s aircraft by immigration officers of FIA at 2am because of his name being on the blacklist over his involvement in the alleged embezzlement of funds of the Punjab Youth Festival. He was to fly to the United States.

The anti-graft body is currently probing alleged misappropriation of millions of rupees of the Punjab Youth Festival in 2011 and 2012.