The National Accountability Bureau sent a questionnaire to former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at his London address in connection with a private property case involving group editor Jang Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman and summoned him before the anti-graft body’s joint investigation team (JIT) on March 31.
According to the NAB sources, Rahman had illegally acquired 54 plots, each measuring one Kanal, at Canal Bank in H-Block of Lahore’s Johar Town in 1986 in connivance with then Punjab chief minister Nawaz Sharif.
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Earlier, NAB’s Lahore office had summoned Nawaz Sharif to appear before the bureau in the case on March 20, but no response came from him.
The National Accountability Bureau had arrested Jang group owner Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman on March 12 in a case related to 54-kanal land he allegedly acquired “illegally” in the tenure of then chief minister of Punjab, Nawaz Sharif. He has been on physical remand till April 7. In the case, Mr. Rehman had stated that the property in question had been bought from a private party and all evidence of this had been provided to NAB, including the legal requirements fulfilled like duty and taxes. No wrong had been committed in this regard, he said.
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