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Tuesday Dec 03 2019
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NAB issues orders to freeze 23 properties of Shehbaz Sharif and sons

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Former Punjab Chief Minister and Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif. Photo: File

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday issued orders to freeze 23 pieces of property belonging to former Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his sons Hamza and Suleman Shehbaz over the allegation that they acquired assets beyond their means and committed money laundering.

According to the accountability bureau, an investigation against Shehbaz, Hamza, Suleman and others for offence of "corruption and corrupt practices" revealed that Shehbaz had acquired properties in the name of his wives Nusrat Shahbaz Sharif and Tehmina Durrani.

Among the properties frozen are nine plots in Lahore's Johar Town, four in Judicial Colony, two houses in Model Town and as many houses in DHA.

Furthermore, the bureau has also frozen a cottage and a villa in Pir Sohawa and two more plots in Chiniot. 

The orders, signed by Director General NAB Lahore Shahzad Saleem, states that the evidence collected during the investigation so far has given the bureau reasonable ground to believe that the accused acquired assets beyond their known means of income and also committed money laundering.

The DG NAB Lahore further said that the orders will remain in force for 15 days, during which time the bureau would file a reference in the accountability court.

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