The Lahore High Court on Saturday (April 6) barred the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from arresting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz till April 8.
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday (April 6) has once again reached Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif’s Model Town residence to arrest him. Contingents of police and anti-riot force have surrounded Shehbaz’s 96-H Model Town residence. PML-N Punjab spokesperson Malik Muhammad Ahmed confirmed that NAB teams have surrounded the party president’s house.
Hamza along with his brother Salman, is accused of embezzling Rs200 million from public funds in order to build a bridge benefiting Ramzan Sugar Mills — of which he is a director — in Chiniot. The money, according to NAB, was released by then chief minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, who is also a suspect in the case. Hamza is also accused of owning assets beyond means and is being probed by a combined investigation team from NAB.
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17 August, 2019