The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has received details of the properties owned by Aviation Minister Ghulam Sarwar Khan and his family.
According to sources, the anti-corruption watchdog sought the property details of the minister and members of his family from the Rawalpindi revenue department in connection with its ongoing investigation into his assets.
The property details provided to the bureau included information on commercial and agricultural land owned by him.
However, the sources relayed that the accountability bureau will seek further asset details of the minister from the Federal Board of Revenue and the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Earlier on May 15, the aviation minister had welcomed the National Accountability Bureau inquiry against him and his family. Speaking at the National Assembly (NA), he had said he will not criticize the anti-graft watchdog.
After the Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) aircraft PK-8303 crashed in May, Ghulam Sarwar had assured that the inquiry into the Karachi plane crash would be transparent and the report would be tabled in the House on June 22.
Speaking in the National Assembly, he Aviation Minister said that in the past inquiry reports of crashes could not come to light and in recent times many accidents have taken place, no one has been identified and punished. Someone has to be held responsible.
“We are all responsible for this, but we also have to fix things so that there is accountability and such incidents can be controlled in the future,” he said.