Lahore (November 6, 2017): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Pakistan Muslim League (Quaid) leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and sons of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar today.
The Chaudhry cousins from Gujrat are facing charges of allegedly owning assets that are disproportionate to their known sources of income for which they could not reasonably account for.
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NAB summoned the PML-Q leaders for investigations which were started 12 years ago — before the tenure of General (retd) Pervez Musharraf, who they were allied with.The Chaudhry cousins have decided to appear before NAB Lahore today, and have reiterated that they will give proof of their innocence to the authorities.
Shujaat has briefly remained prime minister of Pakistan in 2004 while his cousin, Elahi, was chief minister of Punjab from 2002 to 2007.
Before joining Gen (retd) Musharraf’s government, they were associated with the PML-Nawaz.According to a NAB spokesperson, Hasnain Dar and Ali Dar, sons of Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, have also been summoned today to give their response on the ongoing investigations against their father.
Dar is facing a NAB reference, which alleges that “the accused has acquired assets and pecuniary interests / resources in his own name and / or in the name of his dependents of an approximate amount of Rs831.678 million (approx).”
The reference also alleged that the finance minister’s assets were also ‘disproportionate to his known sources of income.According to the sources, NAB has also summoned PTI Leader Aleem Khan in assets case today.