ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has directed its Rawalpindi and Lahore investigators to submit the report of their probe into the Sharif family offshore assets before the Eidul Azha holidays.
The graft watchdog is trying to file its references against the Sharif family and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar with an accountability court in line with the top court’s orders by September 10.
The Supreme Court had ordered the bureau to prepare and submit the references within six weeks after it disqualified former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from office on July 28.
NAB Lahore and Rawalpindi branches will prepare and sent their investigation report to the NAB prosecution wing in Islamabad by August 31. The prosecution and operations wing will then send their report to the NAB chairman.
Once the report is received, the NAB executive board will hold a meeting to approve it and then submit it to an accountability court. The NAB Rawalpindi and Lahore branches have already received the records of the Sharif family’s tax returns from the Federal Board of Revenue and account details from the State Bank of Pakistan.