ISLAMABAD: National Accountability Bureau (NAB) decided to tighten the noose around Federal Finance Minister Ishaq Dar after Supreme Court’s Panama case bench ordered it to file corruption references against Nawaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar and their families.
The country’s watchdog also decided to include in the investigations Asma Dar, who is former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter and federal minister’s daughter-in-law.
The NAB has summoned details from Securities & Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) regarding the details of the federal minister, his wife Tabassum Dar, both the sons and daughter-in-law Asma Dar.
The corruption watchdog sought the details of Dar family’s companies including Hajveri Holdings (Pvt.) Limited, Hajveri Modaraba Management Company (Pvt.) Ltd., HDS Securities (Pvt.) Limited and Spencer Distribution (Pvt.) Limited.
The NAB has summoned also the SECP officials at the bureau’s Lahore office on August 23.
Meantime, the NAB has got a copy of the ‘Volume 10’ which it sought from Supreme Court of Pakistan for filing the reference against ousted prime minister, his children and Ishaq Dar in accordance with the apex court’s orders.
The NAB letter issued to the SECP chief states, “In compliance with the order of the Supreme Court, dated 28-07-2017, NAB Lahore is going to file a reference against the accused persons on the subject allegation.”
According to the letter, the companies owned by Dar family are CNG Pakistan Limited, Spencer Distribution (Pvt.) Limited, Gulf Insurance Company, Hajveri Holdings (Pvt.) Limited, HDS Securities (Pvt.) Limited and Hajveri Modaraba Management Company (Pvt.) Ltd.
The sources said the NAB is set to file four separate references against the Sharif family and the finance minister by September 8.
The NAB will file a reference against Dar family after scrutinizing the record of their companies. –SAMAA