The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday decided to open new corruption inquiry against former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif. The executive board of the NAB has given the approval to file six new corruption references during a session held under the chair of Justice (rtd) Javed Iqbal.
A declaration of the anti-graft watchdog body confirmed the approval to file six references. A reference will be filed against the former chairperson of the Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Farzana Raja. The institution will file corruption references against Sikander Javed and others over charges of illegally awarding contracts. An inquiry will be initiated against Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) central leader Nisar Khuhro.
The NAB’s executive board will hold an inquiry against Shehbaz Sharif in Cholistan Development Authority case. The PML-N president is accused of illegal allotment of Cholistan Authority’s land.
An inquiry has also been approved against former federal minister Balighur Rehman. The bureau approved filing of illegal contract reference against Sikander Javed and others in Saaf Pani case. Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has also approved a corruption inquiry against PML-N leader Rana Sanaullah.
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