NAB okays filing references viz Nawaz, Zardari, Gillani

ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday has approved the filing of references against Nawaz Sharif, Asilf Ali Zardari and Yousaf Raza Gillani over allegations of distributing Toshakhana’s luxury cars among themselves.
According to the details, NAB chairman Justice Javed Iqbal presided over a meeting of the executive board which discussed the matter pertaining to the misuse of Toshakhana – a storehouse for gifts received by the president, prime minister, ministers, and other government officials during their tenure. Former president and premiers were nominated in the reference regarding Toshakhana’s luxuries.
It is to be noted that Nawaz Sharif and Yousuf Raza Gillani have been questioned by the anti-graft watchdog about the vehicles.
On July 5, 2019, anti-corruption team interrogated Nawaz Sharif at Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat prison related to the Toshakhana luxury vehicles and bulletproof vehicle references.
“As a prime minister, it was not my duty to keep a check upon the presents or gifts that I was given. All the presents that I had received as the prime minister, had been submitted to the national exchequer,” said Nawaz Sharif. – NNI

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