NAB to file references against Sharif family, Ishaq Dar


By Muhammad Luqman
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has entrusted Director General (DG) NAB Balochistan, Irfan Naeem Mangi, with the responsibility of implementing the Supreme Court’s July 28 order on the Panama Papers case.
Mangi, who was part of the joint investigation team that probed the Sharif family’s business dealings, will file references against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif; his children Hussain, Hassan and Maryam Nawaz; son-in-law Muhammad Safdar; former finance minister and father-in-law of his youngest daughter, Ishaq Dar, and others named by the Supreme Court in its Panamagate ruling.
The references will be filed against charges of corruption against the Sharif family, Ishaq Dar as well as Sheikh Saeed, Musa Ghani, Kashif Masood Qazi, Javaid Kiyani and Saeed Ahmed and other individuals who have any direct or indirect connection with the actions of the Sharif family.
Mangi, an officer in grade 20, was serving in Quetta as the director general of NAB, Balochistan before he was summoned to join the JIT. Prior to his posting in Quetta, he was the DG NAB of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and acting director (operations) of the bureau.
Mangi has expertise in probing white-collar crime and recently completed a national management course for promotion to grade 21.
The decision was taken in a meeting chaired by NAB Chairman Qamar Zaman Chaudhry. NAB’s DG Operations, Zahir Shah, and DG Rawalpindi Nasir Iqbal also attended the meeting.
The SC has ordered NAB to file five references against the accused within six weeks of the July 28 judgement, and directed that proceedings be completed within six months.


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