NAB to start investigation against Nawaz Sharif, Khaqan Abbasi in corruption cases

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ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau executive board on Monday approved to turn the inquiries pertaining to Liquefied National Gas (LNG) and bullet-proof cars against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Nawaz Sharif into a full investigation. Three corruption references, six investigations and eight inquires were approved in the meeting.

According to details, the meeting of NAB executive board was presided over by the NAB chairman Justice (rtd) Javed Iqbal. It was also approved to file a reference against the National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDC), Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) and the Punjab University (PU) officials.

In the LNG case, former premier Nawaz Sharif, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and officials of the ministry of Petroleum, have been accused of violating the rules and giving the terminal to the companies of their own interest.

Nawaz Sharif has also been accused for using the bullet-proof vehicles which were allegedly purchased for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) delegation.

The investigation against the former Sindh minister Jam Khan Shoro in assets beyond means case has also been approved.

Addressing to the meeting, NAB chairman expressed that NAB has recovered and deposited Rs326 billion into the national exchequer.

On the occasion, Justice (r) Javed Iqbal said that taking the mega corruption cases to logical conclusion is foremost priority of the bureau.

NAB is adhering to policy of accountability for all, he added.

The chairman said that corruption is the root cause of all evils and a hurdle in development of the country as well.