NAB okays graft references against Shehbaz Sharif, Shahid Khaqan

ISLAMABAD: (HRNW) The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) here on Tuesday approved filing of corruption reference against Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif in assets beyond means case.

The decision was taken during the NAB’s executive board meeting held in Islamabad today with its chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal in the chair.

The watchdog body has also approved to file reference against Shehbaz Sharif’s sons – Hamza Shahbaz and Salman Shahbaz, pertaining to the accumulation of assets disproportionate to their known sources of income to the tune of Rs7,328 million.

According to the anti-graft watchdog, Shehbaz Sharif and his co-accused family members, benamidars, frontmen, accumulated assets beyond known means of income.

The NAB also approved to file graft reference against officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for corruption in the sale of the Embassy of Pakistan building in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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