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NAB team probing Sharif's properties returns from London with 'partial success'

News Agencies | Updated on: 25 October 2017, 12:24 IST

A team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which had gone to collect the evidence on Avenfield properties reportedly owned by ousted Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family, has returned from London citing "partial success".

According to The Dawn, the NAB has recorded statements of those involved in conducting a forensic examination of the Calibri font used by Sharif's daughter Maryam Nawaz in certain documents presented in the Panama Papers case, as well as certain individuals regarding the purchase of the Avenfield properties.

"However the Bureau failed to get any help from the U.K. authorities in this regard," he said, adding that the NAB was told to utilise a 'government-to-government channel' in order to obtain the required official records.

"It remains to be seen whether the PML-N government, under PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, would accommodate such a request from NAB," the source said.

Cases of disproportionate assets have been filed against Sharif, his sons Hassan and Hussain, daughter Maryam and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar. The family owns Avenfield flats - 16, 16-A, 17, 17-A in Park Lane in London.

According to The Dawn, the NAB team includes members, who had earlier framed four money laundering and corruption charges against Sharif and his family.

Sharif's lawyer Amjad Parvez has told the media there was no objection to the NAB's investigation as long as it was done legally.

The Pakistan Supreme Court had asked the NAB to file four references against the Sharif family in connection with their Avenfield and other properties on 28 July. 


First published: 25 October 2017, 12:24 IST