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Thursday Apr 16 2020
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NAB summons Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case

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

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif in a money laundering case tomorrow.

According to Geo News, NAB has sought details of properties inherited by the PML-N leader.

The accountability bureau has said that between 1998 to 2018, Shehbaz’s family assets grew from Rs23 million to Rs549 billion. “As a public office holder Shehbaz needs to explain the increase in his assets,” NAB said.

The accountability watchdog has also asked Shehbaz to submit bank details along with the loan taken from Barclays between 2005 to 2007.

Read also: NAB issues orders to freeze 23 properties of Shehbaz Sharif and sons

Furthermore, NAB has also sought details of all the gifts received and given by the family, details of agriculture income from 2008 to 2019 and details about the utilization of Shehbaz’s Model Town residence as chief minister’s camp house.

Last year in December, NAB had issued orders to freeze 23 pieces of property belonging to the former Punjab chief minister 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 the offence of "corruption and corrupt practices" had 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.