NAB team leaves for London to gather 'more' evidence against Nawaz

ANI | Updated: Jan 16, 2018 12:18 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan 16 (ANI): A team from Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has left for the United Kingdom (UK) to collect "more" evidence against ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to probe into his alleged ownership of Flagship Investments.

According to the Dawn, a three-member NAB team will meet the concerned authorities in London to reconfirm charges against Sharif and his family, over allegedly owning 15 off-shore companies in the UK.

The NAB team is expected to return to Pakistan on Wednesday.

A joint investigation team (JIT) - formed by Pakistan's Supreme Court - had hired services of a UK-based solicitor firm, Quist, along with an investigative company to assist in the collection and dispatch of all relevant documents of the said case.

Two weeks ago, another NAB team visited London and sought details of his and his family's properties, their bank accounts and tax returns.

Pakistan's Supreme Court disqualified Sharif as Prime Minister after an inquiry into the 2016 Panama Papers linked his family to offshore companies.

A five-member bench of the Supreme Court, on July 28, had directed National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file references against Sharif and his three children. (ANI)