NAB bars sale of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s Jati Umra house


LAHORE 22 Sept (TNS): National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday pasted notices on ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s house in Lahore’s Jati Umra, ordering to not sell the property.

The bureau has strictly barred the sale of Jati Umra palace until the final decision in the corruption cases against Sharif family.

Meanwhile, a notice has also been dispatched to Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar at his house in Gulberg phase III.

Earlier, NAB had frozen assets of ousted premier Nawaz Sharif, his children Hassan, Hussain and Maryam Nawaz along with his son-in-law Capt (r) Safdar.

The development had come in hours after finance minister Ishaq Dar’s residence in Islamabad was raided by the accountability bureau and letters were sent to banks to suspend the transactions until further orders.

NAB also confiscated movable and non-movable assets of Dar.

It is to be mentioned here NAB is pursuing references against the Sharif family after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified in a Panama Leaks case by the Supreme Court (SC) on July 28 this year.

In the latest of developments regarding bureau’s actions, the disqualified premier and his family members were summoned by the department twice but none appeared.

Notices to appear before the accountability court were reissued for September 26.