Court grants 10-days remand of Shahbaz Sharif to NAB

The PML-N leader warned of protests outside parliament in case the sessions do not take place

"NAB Lahore has arrested former chief minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif in Aashyana company case".

Pakistan's anti-corruption body on Friday arrested Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shahbaz Sharif, the younger brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, for his alleged involvement in two corruption cases, Dawn reported. He is alleged to have misappropriated funds from the project. The PML-N has also chose to consult with other opposition parties on the contemporary issues.

Head of Pakistan's opposition party appeared in a court for the first time on Saturday since his arrest 18 hours ago in what the country's anti-corruption body called a campaign against corruption, officials said.

As Judge Najmul Hasan arrived in the courtroom, a huge number of PML-N workers were present, owing to which he summoned Shehbaz, his lawyers and the NAB prosecutor in his chambers. Almost seven years later only 50 families out of 60,000 had moved in.

In November previous year, the NAB announced it would investigate the development and in January Shehbaz was accused of illegally canceling a contract awarded to the highest bidder. Lahore Development Authority's former Director General Ahad Cheema and senior bureaucrat Fawad Hassan Fawad were already in NAB custody in connection with the scam.

The delegation, comprising of PML-N, JUI and JI leaders, visited the speaker at his Islamabad residence where they submitted a requisition to call the assembly session as soon as possible after Shehbaz Sharif's arrest.

Chaudhry said while the government was willing to assist NAB in administrative matters, the bureau was an independent institution which was not under the government. "But they should be prepared to face the treatment they are meting out to their opponents", Nawaz said.




His brother, ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was sentenced earlier this year to 10 years in prison by the same agency after the Supreme Court removed him from power.

Shehbaz's son Hamza Shehbaz has also accused Imran Khan of orchestrating his father's arrest.

She claimed that the PML-N's previous government had not violated any law and did everything on merit. Their party denounced the polls as rigged, alleging the military and courts tipped the scale in favor of Khan's party, a charge the army and judiciary deny.

The minister said that these cases were initiated by NAB during the tenure of the PML-N government and then continued.

The by-elections are for 11 parliamentary seats and 19 provincial assembly seats.

Leading the protesters, MPA Sobia Khan, district councillor Raham Dil Nawaz, district president Sifatullah Khan and others, shouted anti-government slogans and asked for immediate release of the party president.

The anti-graft authority had said in a statement that the PML-N leader was involved in corruption in a housing scheme namely "Ashiana-i-Iqbal housing project" during his rule in 2013-2018. It functions completely independently. "But yes we, as the representatives of Pakistanis, will ensure that justice is meted out to those who have plundered the nation's wealth".

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