ISLAMABAD - The National Accountability Bureau has tightened the noose around former military ruler Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the assets beyond known sources of income case and summoned the main complainant with evidence on April 30 to corroborate his statement recorded earlier.

On April 4, the anti-graft body recorded the statement of Lt-Col (retd) Inam-ur-Rahim, the main complainant/applicant against Gen (retd) Musharraf in the assets beyond means case.

The accountability watchdog has also written a letter to the Election Commission of Pakistan and the Ministry of Defence to provide details of all assets of Gen (retd) Musharraf to speed the inquiry against him.

Last week, NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal during the executive board meeting authorised the inquiry against the former president.

A NAB notice issued to Inam-ur-Rehman on April 19 says: “Whereas the competent authority has taken cognizance of an offence committed by the subject accused under the provisions of NAO, 1999. Whereas, the subject inquiry has revealed that (you) are in possession of information/evidence whatsoever, which relates to the commission of the said offence.”

“In view, thereof, you are again called to appear along with your CNIC on 30th April, 2018 at NAB Rawalpindi Civic Centre before a Deputy Director along with information/record as discussed in previous meeting dated 30-04-2018, which has neither been attached with your complaints nor provided by you till date including instances of misuse of authority by Gen (retd) Pervez Musharraf especially with respect to personal gain, details of residential and commercial plots and agriculture lands as alleged in your complaint dated 02-04-2013, details of allotment of houses from army housing scheme as alleged in your complaint dated 02-04-2013, details of 85 plots allotted to Gen (retd) Yousaf as alleged in your complaint dated 02-04-2013 and photocopies of order of the returning officer in the constituency of Gilgit along with a list of properties submitted with the nomination papers, orders of the Peshawar High Court and the Islamabad High Court.”

The notice further reads: “You are advised that failure to comply with this notice may entail penal consequences as provided in section 2 of the schedule of NAO 1999.”

Sources said the NAB chairman has issued directives to speed up the inquiry against the former president and investigate the allegations of the complainant on merit. The bureau has filed corruption reference and authorised inquiries and investigations against retired army officers.