The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has decided to take action against former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani after he failed to appear on Wednesday before its investigators in connection with his alleged involvement in the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) scam.
A source said NAB was considering different options, including police assistance, to bring him to the NAB headquarters to record his statement.
NAB spokesman Ramzan Sajid confirmed that the investigation team was looking into all options under the NAB Ordinance in this regard.
Mr Gilani is accused of being involved in what the Supreme Court called illegal appointment of former NICL chairman Ayaz Khan Niazi in 2009. He is also accused of issuing orders for transfer of former FIA additional director general Zafar Ahmed Qureshi and his removal in 2011 as head of the team investigation the scam.
Mr Gilani had defied five NAB notices in connection with his involvement in another controversial appointment of former Ogra chief Tauqeer Sadiq.—Syed Irfan Raza