Court allows NAB to question Shehbaz in jail in assets beyond means case

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Accountability Court has permitted NAB to question Shehbaz Sharif in jail in charges of assets beyond means case, on Saturday.

According to details, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has filed a plea seeking court’s approval for investigating the former chief minister of Punjab, about his assets beyond sources of his income.

NAB said that the assets of Shehbaz were not compatible to his sources of income.

The NAB pleaded to the court that the investigation about Shehbaz Sharif’s assets was still incomplete.

The accountability judge granted the plea of the bureau.

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, facing a number of anti-corruption inquiries including Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme scam.

NAB has finalised the list of witnesses against Shehbaz Sharif in Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme Scandal.

The list comprises of 29 witnesses including Governor State Bank Tariq Bajwa, six officials of the anti-graft watchdog body and the approvers.

Former chairman of Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC) Tahir Khursheed and Chief Engineer Arif Majeed Butt have turned as approvers against Shehbaz Sharif in the scandal.

Mr Sharif, who previously served as Punjab chief minister for two consecutive terms, has been accused of misusing his authority to illegally issue directives for cancellation of contract with regard to the housing project in 2014.