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NAB decides to file new corruption reference of Rs. 9 billion against Safdar

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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to file a new corruption reference of Rs. 9 billion against Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar, the PML-N leader and son-in-law of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

NAB has recently shifted Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar to Adiala Jail, a day after the son-in-law of former PM Nawaz Sharif surrendered before the authorities.

NAB officials confirmed that ongoing investigation of Rs. 9 billion against Capt. Safdar was completed and soon a reference would be filed in the accountability court.

Sources stated that Captain retd Muhammad Safdar belong to a poor family but after marriage with Maryam Nawaz his assets accumulated beyond means. Former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had also handed over Rs. 3 billion to Muhammad Safdar without getting the approval from the parliament.

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The secretary Cabinet Aamar Masood had confessed this in the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting. Moreover, the funds of Rs 6 billion had been utilized for the completion of developmental work in District Mansehra. Sources stated that these funds were also embezzled.

NAB has recently shifted Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar to Adiala Jail, a day after the son-in-law of former PM Nawaz Sharif surrendered before the authorities.

NAB had already started investigation of Rs 9 billion that were given to Capt. Safdar and also recorded the statements of contractors that lined with developmental schemes of District Mansehra.

Read more: Has Captain Safdar shown the real face of PML-N?

The NAB KP team had also visited Mansehra and reviewed the developmental work schemes. Sources stated that massive corruption worth billions of rupees had occurred on the name of development schemes as millions of rupees were paid to contractors on a simple slip without any sort of documentation.

NAB officials confirmed that ongoing investigation of Rs. 9 billion against Capt. Safdar was completed and soon a reference would be filed in the accountability court.


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