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Nawaz moves SC against NAB references

Nawaz moves SC against NAB references
October 13, 2017
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has on Friday moved the Supreme Court against three National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against him and his family members. Nawaz Sharif filed a petition in the apex court against three NAB references. The petitioner contended that there was no reason to file three separate references on the assets. The petitioner stated that how much assets anyone has, the crime is considered one under the NAB law Federal government, NAB and Ministry of Law have been made parties in the application. Earlier, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had registered three cases of corruption and money laundering against Sharif, his family members and Finance Minister Ishaq Dar in the Islamabad Accountability Court following the verdict of the Supreme Court. The anti-graft body NAB had frozen the bank accounts and seized properties of Sharif and his family members to put pressure on them to appear before the court. The Sharifs have denied any wrongdoing and have labeled the corruption proceedings against them as politically motivated. Two of Nawaz’s sons are also due to appear before the NAB court, along with Finance Minister Ishaq Dar. Nawaz was disqualified by the Supreme Court in July for not declaring a source of income that he disputes receiving. Pakistan’s top court also ordered a wide-ranging NAB investigation and trial into Sharif family members. The Supreme Court specified that the trial be concluded within six months by NAB, which has in the past been derided as toothless because rich and powerful politicians were seldom convicted.