Tag: NAB

Day after skipping NAB hearing, Shehbaz Sharif granted pre-arrest bail by LHC

Shehbaz Sharif, leader of the opposition in National Assembly, has been granted pre-arrest bail till June 17 by a Lahore High Court division bench. A day ago a team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) raided Sharif’s Model Town residence to arrest him in cases related to money laundering and assets beyond known sources of income, after he refused to appear before NAB the third time.

NAB summons Shehbaz Sharif for third time in money laundering case

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif for the third time in a money laundering case. According to a notification by the corruption watchdog, the PML-N leader has been directed to appear before it with documents detailing the properties inherited by him. Officials had said that NAB had received the response submitted by the PML-N president.

NAB issues arrest warrant for Nawaz Sharif

NAB has issued an arrest warrant for former prime minister and PML-N founder Nawaz Sharif in a case of giving illegal concessions on plots in 1986. Nawaz is accused of using his powers as Punjab chief minister in 1986 giving concessions to Jang Group and Geo TV owner Mir Shakilur Rehman on 54 plots in Lahore’s Johar Town.

NAB starts investigating Pakistan’s flour, sugar crises

National Accountability Bureau (NAB)  has decided to launch an investigation into Pakistan’s flour and sugar crises. The approval for the investigation was granted during a meeting of the bureau’s executive board on Tuesday. All aspects of the flour and sugar crises will be investigated, the bureau said in a statement. 

NAB arrests Geo TV owner Mir Shakilur Rehman in Lahore

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested Jang Group and Geo TV owner Mir Shakilur Rehman in Lahore. A NAB spokesperson has confirmed the arrest. He has been arrested because he was reportedly given illegal concessions by Nawaz Sharif, the former Punjab CM, on 54 plots in Lahore’s Johar Town in 1986. NAB was conducting an inquiry against him in the case.

LHC rejects NAB plea against granting permanent exemption to Shehbaz Sharif

Lahore High Court (LHC) has rejected National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) petition regarding giving exemption to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif from appearing in the hearings.
NAB prosecutor told that accountability court had granted permanent exemption to Shehbaz Sharif on January 17 in Ashiana Iqbal and Ramzan Sugar Mills references. He further requested the that the court should annul this decision and nd direct PML-N president to rejoin the trial. 

NAB summons Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on February 13

NAB has summoned PPP head Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Thursday (February 13) in the Joint Venture Opal 225 case. The bureau’s Rawalpindi branch has asked him to bring all Zardari Group records from 2008 to 2019. He has also been asked for a list of the company’s board of directors. NAB says an on-paper company was used to pull out Rs1.22 billion from fake accounts.

Malik Riaz booked in Rs. 100 bn land scam in Karachi

Real estate tycoon Malik Riaz has been booked by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for illegal allotment of an amenity plot in Karachi’s Clifton area where the Bahria Town built Pakistan’s tallest building, Bahria Icon Tower. It is the first reference in which Malik Riaz, the chairman of the Bahria Town, is nominated in an offshoot of the fake accounts case.

Fawad Chaudhry calls for FIA-NAB merger

Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Saturday called for the merger of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) into a single agency. Chaudhry also called for talks between the opposition and the government to ensure that such an agency could be formed. Currently, the two bodies are independent but their jurisdictions and operations overlap in some areas.

NAB given 13 day physical remand of Ahsan Iqbal

An accountability court in Islamabad on Monday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) 13-day physical remand of senior PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal. Iqbal is accused of using funds from the federal government and the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) for a sports city being established in Narowal — a multi-billion-rupee project. While he was presented before the court, NAB did not have any evidence against him, according to PML-N spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb.