LAHORE - Former PM Nawaz Sharif did not appeared before NAB in Raiwind Road corruption case on Saturday.

A letter-cum-summon was issued from NAB provincial headquarters on April 13, which said that competent authority has taken cognizance of an offence committed under the provisions of National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999.

The former PM was alleged that he illegally convened a meeting on April 15, 1998 on the construction of road from Adda Plot to Sundar Mull by utilising the funds of Zilla Council of Lahore for his personal benefit.

The letter read: “During investigation it is revealed that you exercise the authority which was not vested with you by passing illegal directions on the project funded by Zilla council Lahore”.

It was also alleged that former Prime Minister also misused his authority by way of initiating the project for your personal benefit in connivance with your real brother and accused Mian Shahbaz Sharif then Chief Minister Punjab.

NAB investigators have come to know during investigation that due to his illegal directions the Zilla Council Lahore had to drop various projects of public welfare at the cost of said project or which you were the main beneficiary. Nawaz Sharif is further alleged of illegally use of his undue influence on local administration for the said project in connivance with his real brother shahbaz Sharif.

Keeping in view the above allegations Nawaz Sharif was summoned on April 21, Saturday but since he was not in country and he had left for UK to inquire about the ill health of his wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. She is suffering from cancer and was shifted to UK for better treatment. NAB sources said that Nawaz sharif neither appeared on Saturday nor he informed about his absence to the Bureau management. “We are going to summon then Chairman Zilla Council and other staff concerned in this case”, NAB officer seeking anonymity said.