ISLAMABAD  -  National Accountability Bureau (NAB) would file an application today (Tuesday) in the Accountability Court to seek court's direction for Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab to make ensure the arrest of the ex-Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani under section 18-D of National Accountability Ordinance (NAO) 1999, sources told The Nation on Monday.

Earlier, the NAB has filed an application to the Accountability Court Islamabad regarding the arrest warrants of the former PM in illegal appointment of Tauqir Sadiq as chairman Oil and Gas Regulatory (OGRA). However, this time the application would be filed under criminal act and on different grounds, the sources added.

Similarly, after recording the statement of former PM Gilani, the NAB authorities would determine who is actually responsible for increase in Unaccounted for Gas (UFG) benchmark and gas theft that dented the national exchequer of billions of rupees and the same statement would decide the fate of Dr Asim Hussain and Ex-PM Raja Pervez Ashraf, both of them recorded their statements in June last, the sources added.

In the same way NAB would summon Abdul Ghafoor, uncle of Tauqir Sadiq, who has the Canadian nationality and the accused has disclosed that almost all ill-gotten funds were used by his uncle and his brother Tanvir Sadiq, who look after the family business, the sources added.

Similarly, the accused has disclosed that his crony in Sharja (Dubai), namely Sajid, helped him during his stay in Abu Dhabi and managed his all boarding and lodging, the sources further added.

The NAB would write a letter to the Director Regulation of State Bank of Pakistan for seeking the all bank accounts history of abovementioned persons including Abdul Ghafoor, Tanvir Sadiq and Sajid, a resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa presently living in Sharja (Dubai), the sources added.

Interestingly, the principal accused has disclosed that three border security agencies like Levies Force, Custom Authorities and Immigration authorities checked and examined his passport and travelling documents but none of them bothered even to emboss exit stamp on passport to show the exit of the accused from Pakistan, the sources added. The senior prosecutor and Deputy Prosecutor General of NAB Barrister Saeed-ur-Rehman would appear before the AC Islamabad to represent NAB and request the court to obtain further 14-day physical remand of the accused Tauqir Sadid, the sources added.

The case diary of the of the interrogation and investigation would be presented today (Tuesday) before the Accountability Court and the NAB prosecutor would take the plea of further physical remand as the course of interrogation and investigations were under way as the accused has to answer many questions regarding the whole scam, the sources added.

Within this week, the NAB would summon Tanvir Sadiq, Abdul Ghafoor Sajid, former chairman Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) Muhammad Ali, Imtiaz Haider, an official of SECP, and Imran Anayat Butt of SECP, the sources further added.