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NAB reopens Lahore Development Authority plots case against Nawaz – Pakistan

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LAHORE: A day earlier than ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is showing earlier than an accountability court docket in Islamabad in corruption and cash laundering instances, the Nationwide Accountability Bureau, Lahore, on Monday launched one other investigation into unlawful allotment of plots in opposition to him.

The choice to open the decades-old case in opposition to Mr Sharif was taken in a gathering of NAB right here on Monday which was presided over by Director Common Shahzad Salim.

“The NAB has re-launched investigation for allotting Lahore Growth Authority plots to 13 individuals in violation of the principles and the laid-down process in 1990s,” a NAB official informed Daybreak.

He stated the bureau had summoned all beneficiaries for Sept 29 and notices had been served on them by Lahore police chief Amin Wains.

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The inquiry [into illegal allotment of plots] had been pending with NAB for over a decade.

“The investigation into the case was initiated in 2000s however later it was not pursued owing to some strain,” a supply stated, including the file was ‘misplaced’ within the [NAB] file for years until the bureau obtained a path from the highest authorities to re-investigate the case.

“Nawaz Sharif shall be summoned [in this case] after NAB data statements of the beneficiaries,” he stated.

The supply stated NAB was more likely to re-open one other case of unlawful recruitments within the Federal Investigation Company in opposition to Mr Sharif. “After 2008 when the PPP authorities assumed energy virtually all inquiries [against politicians] had been swept underneath the carpet,” he stated.

NAB has already filed three references in opposition to Nawaz Sharif and his kids – Hassan, Hussain and Maryam – son-in-law Muhammad Safdar and one in opposition to Finance Minister Ishaq Dar within the accountability courts of Islamabad and Rawalpindi.

The references are associated to their offshore holdings – Avenfield Properties (London), Azizia Metal Mills, Hill Steel Firm and the opposite firms of the Sharif household that embody Flagship Make investments­ments, Hartstone Properties, Que Holdings, Quint Eaton Place 2, Quint Saloane, Quaint, Flagship Securities, Quint Gloucester Place, Quint Paddington, Flagship Developments, Alanna Companies (BVI), Lankin SA (BVI), Chadron, Ansbacher, Coomber and Capital FZE, Dubai.

Mr Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court docket on July 28 within the Panama Papers case.

Printed in Daybreak, September 26th, 2017

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