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NAB summons Hamza Shehbaz in assets beyond income on April 22

F.P. Report

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday has summoned Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz again in a case relating to his assets beyond known income, on April 22.

Leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was directed to appear before the investigators at 3:00 pm at NAB’s Lahore office.

Yesterday on Tuesday, the prosecutor of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had submitted its reply in corruption cases of Ramzan Sugar Mills, Saaf Pani scam and money laundering faced by Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly, Hamza Shehbaz.

According to NAB, Hamza chaired Saaf Pani Company meetings without having any authority. It transpired during probe that Hamza Shehbaz influenced contracts issued by the company, NAB said.

It further said that Hamza Shehbaz exceeded his authority in the Ramzan Sugar Mills, and ordered construction of a drain for financial gains. The NAB told the court Rs 180 million were transferred to the account of Shehbaz between 2005 and 2008, and subsequently the amount was transferred abroad.

During the investigation, the PML-N leader also failed to give a satisfactory answer to transaction of Rs 180mn made into his account, the NAB stated.

The prosecutor said Hamza Shehbaz was also a shareholder in Ramzan Energy Limited.

The NAB said assets of children of Shehbaz Sharif was Rs 50 million in 1999, while Hamza Shehbaz showed Rs 22 million assets in his declaration in 2001.

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