NAB begins probe against PTI leader Hamid Nasir Chattha and others

Shahid Aslam Special Correspondent - Lahore

15th Oct, 2021. 08:31 pm

NAB begins probe against PTI leader Hamid Nasir Chattha and others, Oct. 15, 2021- AP (File Photo)

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore has sprung into action against leaders of the ruling party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), by launching a probe against its senior leaders from Gujranwala, Bol News has learnt.

According to NAB sources, the Bureau has started the probe against former Speaker National Assembly Hamid Nasir Chattha and his family for allegedly possessing assets beyond known source of income. The NAB has sought complete details of his assets from Director General Excise & Taxation Punjab.

Chattha, who belongs to Gujranwala, has participated in active politics for decades and served as Speaker NA from 1986 to 1988 during the tenure of former Prime Minister Muhammad Khan Junejo. Later on, the senior Chattha formed his own party, Pakistan Muslim League (Junejo).

Nasir Chattha’s son Muhammad Ahmad Chattha was with PTI in 2016 but lost the election of 2018 from a NA seat in Gujranwala. Ahmad is now a coordinator to Chief Minister Punjab’s Inspection Team.

Sources told Bol News that the Bureau has written a letter to DG Excise & Taxation Punjab and asked him to provide complete details of properties, vehicles, shops, houses, plazas, etc owned by Hamid Nasir Chattha.

The Bureau has further sought details of properties owned by Nasir’s wife Azmat Nasir, his sons including Fiaz Ahmad Chattha (former District Nazim Gujranwala) and Muhammad Ahmad Chattha.

Similarly, NAB has also sought details of properties, vehicles, houses, etc owned by Muhammad Ahmad Chattha’s wife Ain Ahmad and his daughter Alania Ahmad.

Furthermore, according to NAB sources, they have sought complete information of assets of another PTI leader from Gujranwala named Muhammad Nasir Cheema, his mother Azzra Sultana, his son Jamal Nasir Cheema and Jamal’s wife Madiha Anwar Cheema.

The NAB has asked DG Excise & Taxation Punjab to provide these details by October 27 and has sought these details under Section 27 of the NAO 1999.

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