ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has sought the complete details of bank accounts of the Sharif family from the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).
The top graft buster wrote a letter to the SBP, seeking complete banking transactions records of members of the Sharif family, a senior NAB official confirmed.
The SBP will collect the details from all banks in the country and furnish them to NAB after they are compiled.
The official observed that the development shows that the anti-graft watchdog, besides using the report of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) which probed the Panamagate case on the directions of the Supreme Court, is also conducting its own inquiries into the issue. The JIT was also provided with records of the Sharif family’s banking transactions.
Meanwhile, a NAB team from Rawalpindi has also reached Lahore to record statements of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his sons Hussain and Hassan Nawaz. Earlier, NAB had issued summonses to Nawaz Sharif and his sons to appear before NAB investigators in Lahore on Friday (today).
NAB rules provide for recording statements of accused before filing any corruption reference against them. However, the PML-N not yet decided if the family members would appear before the investigators today.