Accountability Court approved seven day transit remand of Shehbaz Sharif


NAB officials presented PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif before an accountability court today for Shehbaz Sharif seven day transit remand.

Accountability Court accepted the request of NAB for the Shehbaz Sharif seven day transit remand.

The leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif has been in NAB’s custody since October 5 due to his involvement to the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case.

National Speaker Asad Qaiser has issued production orders for Shehbaz Sharif to attend a November 23 session called by opposition parties.

Ahead of Shehbaz Sharif’s arrival in accountability court, security has been tightened and roads leading to the premises have been blocked.

After his court appearance, Shehbaz Sharif will be taken to the Lahore airport. He will be flown to Islamabad for attending tomorrow’s National Assembly’s session.

Shehbaz Sharif ‘misused’ powers as Punjab CM: NAB report

National Accountability Bureau has accused Shehbaz Sharif of misusing his authority while being the chief minister of Punjab in an inquiry pertaining to Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC).

The inquiry has further revealed sufficient evidence to prove the involvement of former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif “in the commission of offences as defined under section 9(a) and Schedule of the National Accountability Bureau 1999.

The inquiry conducted states that Shehbaz Sharif as the chief minister of Punjab had unlawfully assumed powers of Board of Directors of Punjab Land and Development Company (PLDC), misused his authority and acted in connivance with Fawad Hassan Fawad who at the time was Secretary Implementation to CM Punjab and others.

Contracts awarded to M/s Ch. A Latif and sons for the development and infrastructure of Ashiana Iqbal Housing Project were illegally cancelled.

As the chief minister, Shehbaz Sharif in a meeting on October 21, 2014 unlawfully directed PLDC to entrust the project of Ashiana Iqbal Punjab to LDA. This decision of Sharif was illegal and mala fide as PLDC was the company which was established for undertaking such housing projects. Shehbaz is accused of illegally transferring this project to LDA, which was headed by his close aide Ahad Khan Cheema.

Shehbaz Sharif is also accused of working in connivance with other accused in the case and directed LDA to undertake Ashiana Iqbal Project under Public Private Partnership mode.


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