NAB completed all legal formalities to issue an arrest warrant for the former PM, the source said
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP / FILE
LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to approach the court to declare former prime minister Nawaz Sharif proclaiming the perpetrators in an illegal land allotment case involving Jang / Geo Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakilur Rehman, The Express Tribune has learned.
The 70-year-old Patriarch of Sharif’s family faces various allegations of corruption and is currently in London on bail for medical treatment.
The source of knowing the secrets of development is told The Express Tribune on Sunday that the Lahore NAB branch had completed all legal formalities to issue a warrant for his arrest and would request a court of accountability in Lahore to declare he had declared the perpetrators of non-cooperation violations in the investigation.
They said the decision was taken after the former prime minister, who was one of the defendants in the illegal allotment case, failed to appear before the bureau many times and did not give satisfactory answers to the NAB questionnaire.
AAccording to the anti-corruption watchdog, Rahman had illegally acquired 54 plots, each measuring one channel, on Canal Bank in the H-Block of Lahar City in Lahore in 1986 in relations with the then Punjab Minister, Nawaz Sharif.
Under the rules of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA), exemption can only be granted for 15 plots. However, 54 plots were released in one block with the approval of Nawaz, then CM Punjab.
Under the acquisition policy, 70% of the land should remain with the LDA but has never been transferred.