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Pakistan govt to file four cases on Nawaz Sharif

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Islamabad: Pakistan government is considering to file four new cases against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Special assistant to the Prime Minister on Accountability, Mr Shahzad Akbar alleged the previous government misused public funds and authority and said Rs 340 million were illegally spent on air travels.

The government decided to refer four new cases of to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for investigation.

 

Addressing a news conference with Special Assistant to PM on Media Affairs Iftikhar Durrani here, he said Sharif family misused public funds and authority, which caused irreparable loss to the national exchequer.

The special assistant said the PM’s plane was misused during the tenure of the previous government as Rs 340 million were illegally spent on air travels.

He said the daughter of former premier Maryam Nawaz used the PM’s aircraft illegally. He said former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif spent Ts 600 million on air travel.

Shahzad Akbar said the government will ask the NAB to hold independent investigation and we are going to hand over the record of PM’s House from 2014 to 2018 to the NAB.

He said the properties owned by Sharif family in London are also under scrutiny and its details have been sought from British government and the cases of misuse of funds in erecting a security fence around their Raiwind Palace, plundering funds allocated for entertainment and gifts.

He said the previous rulers had been using the taxpayers’ money lavishly. The budget of Chief Minister’s House was enhanced manifold during the years 2013-2018 with malafide intention, he added. He said the Assets Recovery Unit was in process of referring a case about the Sharif family’s new property unearthed in London to the NAB.