Pakistan Muslim-League Nawaz leader Shahbaz Sharif will attend the sixth National Assembly session today as a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court on Monday granted a one-day transit remand of to attend the session.
Earlier, NA speaker Asad Qaiser issued order for production of Shehbaz for a fourth time to allow him to attend the session. Shehbaz, was sent to the Kot Lakhpat jail on judicial remand after an accountability court in Lahore dismissed NAB’s request for a further extension in his physical remand.
Shehbaz was detained by NAB officials on October 5, after he appeared before the bureau in the Saaf Pani Company scam case. NAB sources said that Shehbaz was arrested after former top bureaucrat Fawad Hasan Fawad told the anti-graft watchdog that he carried out corrupt activities in projects in Punjab at Shehbaz’s behest. NAB has alleged that as chief minister of Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif transferred the Ashiana Scheme project from Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC) to Lahore Development Authority (LDA), ordered for the project to be transferred back from LDA to PLDC, illegally ordered for the project to be transferred to Paragon Housing Society and then kept it in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode, interfered in board affairs and took measures in violation of the law, and illegally canceled the contract of Lateef & Sons contractors in 2013.
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17 August, 2019