NAB call-up comes in line with Suprem­e Court’s direct­ives to questi­on Sharif family relate­d to London flats

The Sharif family. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The Sharif family. PHOTO: TheHeraldPK

The country’s top graft buster has asked the ruling Sharif family to appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Lahore on Sunday morning, Express News reported.

The anti-graft watchdog summoned deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and his son-in-law Captain Safda in line with the Supreme Court’s directives to question them related to the ownership of Avenfield flats in London.

The request came two days after the ousted premier and his two sons refused to appear before NAB Rawalpindi, which has been ordered by the top court to file references against them.

References against Sharifs: NAB wants to quiz JIT

The summon was sent to Jati Umra,  the Sharif family’s Raiwind residence, on Friday.

Apparently, the ruling family has decided to avoid NAB until a decision is taken on their review petition against the July 28 Supreme Court judgment.

On Saturday, NAB requested the apex court to allow members of the Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to record their statements before the anti-graft watchdog as part of its investigations against the Sharif family and others.

In its July 28 landmark judgment on the Panamagate case, a five-member bench of the apex court unanimously declared that Sharif was not sadiq (truthful) and amen (trustworthy) and hence not qualified to hold a public office.

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