NAB orders new probe into corruption allegations against Captain (r) Safdar

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal on Tuesday took notice of allegations against Captain (retired) Safdar Awan for being biased in awarding contracts.
According to a notification issued by the apex anti-corruption organization, Safdar is accused of awarding contracts worth Rs 3 billion in noncompliance with the set rules and regulations.
The NAB chairman gave the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) chapter of the federal organisation to commence a probe into the matter.
According to information received from sources earlier today, the Sharif family has decided to not cooperate with NAB in the Avenfield reference case.
Sources have quoted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif as saying that if NAB has any proof regarding the Sharifs’ ownership of the Avenfield apartments, then the anti-graft body should present it before the accountability court.
At this point, sources added, Nawaz believes it would not be right for him, his daughter, Maryam, and her husband Captain (retd) Safdar to record any statements with NAB.
A team of NAB visited London earlier, after which they issued a notice to the Sharif family asking them to appear before the court. The notice also stated that further information will be sought from Nawaz, his daughter and son-in-law.
Earlier today, Nawaz and his family members reached the accountability court to be present at the hearing on three references, which pertained to Al-Azizia Steel Mills, offshore companies including Flagship Investment Limited and London’s Avenfield apartments.
After the hearing, Nawaz spoke to the media expressing disappointment at the ‘futile attempts’ to drag him into court cases.