PESHAWAR: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) gave the nod on Tuesday to initiate an investigation into allegations of misappropriation of Rs2 billion against Nawaz Sharif’s son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar.
According to reports, Safdar is accused of misappropriation of Rs2 billion in ongoing development projects in his constituency NA-21 (Mansehra). Sources said that the complaint against Safdar was filed by a resident of the constituency.
NAB Chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal gave the go-ahead for investigating the complaint against Safdar and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) wing of the accountability bureau has also appointed an inquiry officer for the case.
Earlier this month, NAB chairman had taken notice of similar allegations against Safdar for being biased in awarding contracts.
According to a notification issued by the apex anti-graft organisation, Safdar is accused of awarding contracts worth Rs3 billion, in non-compliance with set rules and regulations.
Justice (retired) Iqbal had given a go-ahead to the KP NAB to commence a probe into the matter.
Former premier Nawaz Sharif’s family, including his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Safdar, are facing corruption references in the Panama Papers case.