NAB summons Nawaz over ‘misuse of authority’ in alleged misappropriation of funds

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on Friday summoned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on April 21.

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Sources told NewsOne, the former premier was summoned to record statements on a corruption case regarding the misuse of authority relating to road construction from Raiwind to Jati Umra, the residence of the Sharifs.

NAB has alleged that the Sharif brothers ‘misused’ their authority to increase the allotted area and land for the road according to original development plans.

The bureau claims the road was widened by four feet from 20 feet to 24 feet.

The case involves alleged misappropriation of Rs125 million.

It is alleged that the funds allocated for development projects by District Council Lahore were used for the construction purposes to accommodate the Sharif’s commuting.

Investigations against the Sharif brothers in the case were initiated by NAB on April 17, 2000.

Nawaz is already facing trial at an accountability court in Islamabad over a reference filed by NAB.

The corruption references, filed against the Sharifs, pertain to Al-Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metal Establishment, offshore companies including Flagship Investment Ltd, and Avenfield properties of London.

Nawaz and sons Hussain and Hasan are accused in all three references whereas his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Safdar are accused in the Avenfield reference.

The two brothers, based abroad, have been absconding since the proceedings began last year and were declared proclaimed offenders by the court.

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