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NAB Presents Shehbaz Sharif In Accountability Court A Day Prior

Lahore (October 29, 2018): NAB team has escorted the under arrest Opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif to the Accountability Court.

According to sources, the physical remand for the opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif for undergoing scandal of Ashiana Housing Scheme (AHS) has to end tomorrow, but due to holiday on the account of Chehlum Imam Hussain, NAB decided to escort him to Accountability Court today.

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Earlier, NAB arrested PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif in connection with the Ashiana Company case, as per press release.

The NAB in its press release stated that the former Punjab chief minister will be presented in an accountability court.

Shehbaz was arrested after appearing for a routine hearing of Saaf Pani Company scam at the NAB’s Lahore office. Sources told that three files were tabled before him.

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The former chief minister is accused of awarding illegal contracts to his favourite firm.

The PML-N president failed to satisfy the probing team of the bureau during the investigation and was ultimately arrested.

Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case
Last month, Shehbaz Sharif was summoned by NAB in the Ashiana Housing case while former Lahore Development Authority chairman Ahad Cheema is on judicial remand after having been arrested over the case.

In July, the accountability bureau arrested senior bureaucrat Fawad Hassan Fawad in various corruption cases, including the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case.

Sources revealed that Shehbaz had been summoned in the case after revelations made by Fawad during interrogation.

According to NAB officials, Fawad wrongfully awarded the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme’s contract to ‘favourites’, illegally ordered the shifting of nine CNG stations and also worked in a private bank from 2005 to 2006 without official permission.Moreover, while being the provincial health secretary, Fawad acquired six mobile health units which were purchased at a higher-than-market rate, a NAB spokesperson said.

Fawad has served as former PM Nawaz Sharif’s principal secretary and is considered close to the former premier. He was removed from the post of principal secretary on June 1 this year and was appointed director general of Civil Services Academy, Lahore.

The accused bureaucrat was also being probed by NAB for possession of assets beyond known sources of income.

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