Former Chief Minister Punjab and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Monday has appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in assets and money laundering cases.
As per details, a joint investigation team of the anti-corruption watchdog is interrogating the Opposition Leader PML-N leader. Earlier, the NAB had summoned Shahbaz twice in the said investigation, but he didn’t appear before the bureau.
On April 22, Shahbaz had submitted his written reply, but the NAB considered it dis satisfactory and had asked him to appear in person before the NAB on May 4. Earlier, the National Accountability Bureau had officially warned Shahbaz Sharif that a legal action will be taken against him if he doesn’t appear before the bureau’s investigators on April 22 in the alleged money laundering investigation against him and his family members. The NAB had assured Shahbaz that all social distancing measures would be adopted and investigators would only ask questions related to the alleged money laundering from a safe distance.
On October 5, 2018, the NAB had arrested Shehbaz Sharif in the scam and was charged with awarding illegal contracts to his favorite firm. He was apprehended during his appearance before NAB in Clean Water Company scam. Sources told that three files tabled before him. The bureau quizzed Sharif regarding a tender awarded to a private consultancy company for a survey of the Clean Water company.
On February 15, Lahore High Court had ordered to release Former Chief Minister Punjab and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif after approving his bail plea.