An accountability court in Lahore on Thursday sent PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif to jail on a judicial remand pertaining to Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case. That eight-day extension expired today, following which he was produced before the court, with the corruption watchdog seeking another extension of his physical remand.
As the hearing went under way, NAB sought an extension in Shehbaz’s remand. However, the NAB prosecutor failed to provide satisfactory answers after which the court rejected the accountability watchdog’s request for a further extension in Shehbaz’s remand and ordered that he be sent to jail.
NAB arrested Shahbaz sharif on October 5 in Ashiana Housing Scam, after he appeared before NAB in the Saaf Pani case. NAB accused Shahbaz for misusing his power. 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.
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20 February, 2019