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Pak’s Anti-Graft Body Freezes Sharif’s Bank Accounts and Assets

The Accountability Court has summoned Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law to appear before it on 26 September.

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Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif.
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Pakistan's top anti-graft body on Friday froze the bank accounts and seized the properties of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family members who are facing corruption and money laundering charges.

Sharif, 67, stepped down after a Supreme Court bench disqualified him on 28 July from continuing in his office for dishonesty in the Panama Papers scandal and ruled that corruption cases be filed against him and his children.

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The Accountability Court, which is hearing the corruption cases against the Sharif family, summoned Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar to appear before it on 26 September.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) displayed the summons and property attachment notices on the Sharifs' residence in Raiwind.

Sharif, along with his children, is in London to see his ailing wife Kulsoom.

There are speculations that the Sharif family may not return to face the NAB corruption cases. The ruling PML-N, however, insisted that Sharif would return once his wife's health improves.

"We have written to the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) and commercial banks requesting them that since Sharif and his children and son-in-law Safdar are facing the NAB references, their bank accounts may be cautioned," an NAB official told PTI.

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