FIA officials offload Nawaz’s nephews from Medina-bound flight

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LAHORE: The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) offloaded two nephews of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from a Medina-bound flight, on Friday.

According to details, Yousuf Abbas and Abdul Aziz Abbas were on their way to Medina to perform Hajj when they were offloaded by FIA immigration officials.

The FIA officials claimed that the names of the two passengers were on the Provisional National Identity List (PNIL). The list is a new one similar to the ECL and any individual whose name on it can be stopped from leaving the country by a government department.

NAB’s Lahore office has named the two brothers in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills (CSM). Dawn news reported that NAB had written a letter to place the names of the two on the PNIL.

The same report stated that the two were not able to answer questions relating to investments and remittances they had received. The two were shareholders in the CSM.

The Dawn news reported quoted a source as saying:-

“Huge investments were made in the CSM from 2001 to 2017, in billions of rupees, in the name of foreigners (by) issuing shares in millions to them; later on the same shares of the company were transferred back to Maryam Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz and Nawaz Sharif at various times without any consideration, which led to the conclusion that names of foreigners were used as proxies to make huge investments in the company for the reason that the Sharif family did not have white money for investment,” he said.

NAB has again summoned Maryam Nawaz and Abdul Aziz Abbas on Aug 8, and asked them to provide details of their shareholding in the CSM.