LAHORE: The Nationwide Accountability Bureau has despatched a questionnaire to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in a land case involving Jang Group’s Editor-in-Chief Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman and summoned him to the bureau workplace on March 31 to file his assertion.
Earlier, NAB’s Lahore workplace had summoned Mr Sharif to seem earlier than the bureau within the case on March 20, however no response got here from him.
Within the contemporary discover to Mr Sharif, NAB stated: “Whereas the competent authority has taken the cognizance of offences allegedly dedicated by you and others beneath the provisions of NAO, 1999.
“Whereas the inquiry against Mir Shakilur Rehman, Ex-CM, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Officers/Officials of LDA & others has revealed that you as Chief Minster Punjab and Chairman LDA prima facie misused your authority and rendered undue benefit to co-accused Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman by approving exemption of 54x plots measuring one kanal each in a single block (compact form) situated at canal bank H- Block of M.A Jauhar Town, Lahore, vide summary dated 11.07.1986.”
“In view, thereof, you are hereby called upon to appear before a combined investigation team (CIT), IW-II, at NAB complex, Thokar Niaz Beg, Lahore, on 31st March, 2020, at 11am to record your statement in response to questions asked vide questionnaire attached herewith.”
The NAB had arrested Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman on March 12 in a 34-year-old case associated to 54-kanal land he allegedly acquired “illegally” within the tenure of then chief minister of Punjab, Nawaz Sharif. He has been on bodily remand until April 7. Within the case, Mr Rehman had acknowledged that the property in query had been purchased from a personal get together and all proof of this had been offered to NAB, together with the authorized necessities fulfilled like obligation and taxes. No flawed had been dedicated on this regard, he stated.
Revealed in Daybreak, March 28th, 2020