RAWALPINDI: An accountability court in Rawalpindi on Wednesday issued summons for July 28 to Nawaz Sharif’s family while hearing the applications filed by National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) chief, seeking the reopening of three references against the family, Express News reported.
Earlier today, NAB chief Admiral Fasih Bokhari had submitted three applications in the accountability court seeking the reopening of three references against Nawaz Sharif’s family.
The judge, Chaudhry Adbdul Haq, sought replies from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s chief’s family. The court also issued summons for the NAB chief for the same day and directed him to appear before the court with details of the references.
The court ruled that despite having admitted Bokhari’s applications for regular hearing, the court cannot reopen the cases till the stay order issued by the Lahore High Court is still in place.
NAB Prosecutor General KK Agha had submitted the applications in the court which were signed by the NAB chief.
Bokhari – on the recommendation of a special committee – had decided to reopen cases against the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz chief’s family, which allege their involvement in money laundering worth more than $32 million.
The special committee headed by NAB Prosecutor General KK Agha had recommended the reopening of cases against politicians after the committee decided to scrutinise them, particularly against the Sharif brothers.
The references are pertinent to Hudaibia Paper Mills, Ittefaq Foundry and Raiwind Palace.
The cases were set aside after a stay order was granted by the Lahore High Court following a petition filed by the Sharifs in October last year.
On May 17, the bureau had formally announced that the decision to initiate inquiries against Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif came after President Asif Ali Zardari’s order to scrutinise all politicians.
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