National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Javed Iqbal ordered the cancellation of summons issued to the wife and daughters of Opposition Leader in the National Assembly, Shahbaz Sharif.
According to a communique issued by the bureau on Monday, the directives were issued during a visit of the NAB chief to Lahore office.
According to the press release, Iqbal ordered the cancellation of the summons notices issued to Nusrat Shahbaz, the wife of Sharif, and to two of Sharif’s daughters, Rabia Imran and Javaria Ali, directing that the three women be mailed questionnaires regarding the relevant cases today.
Sharif, the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, his wife and daughters were directed to appear before a combined investigation team at NAB’s Lahore office next week to record their statements in an ongoing money laundering and income beyond means probe.
The move to issue the summons had drawn a strong reaction from the PML-N and from the PPP while the ruling PTI defended the move.
The NAB officials visited the residences of Shebaz Sharif’s family on Saturday and contended that the motive was to deliver the summons, though the PML-N equated the visit with a raid.