By Asghar Ali Mubarak
ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday has written a letter to Interior Ministry for cancellation of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s CNIC and passport.
Arrest warrants for Nawaz Sharif have been issued by the court his travel documents should be cancelled, the NAB has recommended interior ministry in a letter. Proclamation against the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo issued by the IHC, the matter of letter states and further recommends the Interior ministry to contact Interpol for the extradition of the former prime minister.
The Interior Ministry has confirmed to receive the letter of the NAB, sources added. Yesterday, NAB had also written a letter to the Lahore police, calling for the former premier’s proclamation notices with his photo affixed to them be put up at every police station in the city.
His proclamation would also be pasted outside his Jati Umra residence in Lahore, according to the NAB letter.
On October 7, the Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued a proclamation against the former prime minister in Avenfield and Al-Azizia references. Through the proclamation, the court asked the PML-N supreme leader to surrender himself within 30 days to avoid the further adverse process. On the other hand, The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) revealed on Friday that Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, who is in the bureau’s custody in the money laundering and asset beyond means case, bought four flats in London’s upscale neighbourhoods while being in exile.
According to details of the PML-N president’s London properties released by the corruption watchdog, he purchased four flats for over £1.3 million and borrowed the amount from Barkley Bank, businessmen, and niece Asma Dar. He purchased a flat in London’s Upper Barkley Street area for £235,000 in 2005, the bureau disclosed. He borrowed £75,000 from a businessman and got a £160,000 loan from Barkley Bank to cover the cost of the flat.
Later in 2007, Shehbaz Sharif purchased another flat in the British capital for £160,000, and this time, he also borrowed £16,075 from a businessman and arranged the rest of the amount through a bank loan worth £143,000 to pay the cost. He bought the third flat for £650,000 in the same year, for which he took a £40,000 loan from a businessman and £647,114 from Barkley Bank.