KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday carried out a raid at the residence of Miftah Ismail, the former minister of finance and a leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), according to media.
Sources noted that the NAB officers were inside Ismail’s residence but that the ex-minister was not home. His mobile phone was off as well, they added.
The anti-graft watchdog’s Karachi team was outside the PML-N leader’s residence to arrest him shortly before entering and raiding.
Earlier in the day, the NAB chairperson had signed the arrest warrants of both Ismail and Sheikh Imran ul Haque, the managing director (MD) of Pakistan State Oil (PSO).
Sources in the anti-corruption body had confirmed that its Karachi chapter had been given the instructions to arrest Ismail. There was a possibility of Ismail being arrested in the next 24-48 hours, the sources had said early in the day as he, too, was being sought by the NAB.