NAB Summons Shehbaz Sharif in Money Laundering Case for the Third time

NAB Summons Shehbaz Sharif in Money Laundering Case for the Third Time

LAHORE The National Accountability Office (NAB) summoned the president of the Nawaz Muslim League of Pakistan (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif for the third time in a money laundering case.

The opposition leader was asked to appear before the investigation team on May 4, along with the property records he had inherited.

Shehbaz Sharif was previously called twice but did not appear, citing health problems and the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

According to local media reports, the transplant watchdog asked the political scientist to provide detailed information on the property he inherited.

The NAB claims that the assets of the Shekhbaz family increased to Rs 549 billion from Rs 23 million between 1998 and 2018, adding that the PML-N president, who is in public office, needs to explain the significant increase in his wealth.

In addition to asking him to provide bank details along with a loan taken from Barclays, he also requested information on gifts received and provided by the family, information on income from agriculture, and others.

Last December, NAB ordered the freezing of 23 real estate owned by Shebaz and members of her family, in connection with allegations that they own funds and commit money laundering.

The former Punjab prime minister was also accused of acquiring property on behalf of his wives Nusrat Shehbaz and Tehmina Durrani.

originally Published by dailypakistan.

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