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Misuse of PM’s plane: NAB initiates inquiry against Shehbaz Sharif

Misuse of PM’s plane: NAB initiates inquiry against Shehbaz Sharif
March 19, 2019
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – The Rawalpindi NAB has started an inquiry against Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif for misusing the plane of the prime minister. Sources said that a joint investigation team has demanded the record of PM House during the last five years.
Shehbaz Sharif records his statement before Model Town JIT
Leader of Opposition in National Assembly and former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif recorded his statement before a new joint investigation team (JIT) in the Model Town case. The opposition leader appeared before the Model Town new JIT team. The probe team interrogated Shehbaz Sharif about the Model Town incident. The JIT team had recently rejected a plea of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) president seeking to record his statement without appearing before the JIT and summoned him in person. On Saturday, the Punjab Home Department permitted the JIT to proceed with the investigation into the case. The JIT members, led by the JIT head AD Khawaja, will record the statements of the former PM at the Kot Lakhpat jail. Besides, the investigation team has already recorded the statements of various PML-N leaders in the case. PML-N leaders Pervez Rasheed, Khawaja Asif and Rana Sanaullah were already appeared before the investigation team of Model Town carnage to record their statements.
Ashiana scam: NAB challenges Shehbaz Sharif’s bail in SC
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) challenged the bail of Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif in the Ashiana housing scam cases. It is pertinent to mention here that Shehbaz Sharif was granted bail in two cases by the Lahore High Court (LHC) on February 14. The NAB moved to the Supreme Court (SC) and challenged a bail granted to the opposition leader in Ashiana case. However, the anti-graft watchdog had already petitioned in the apex court against Shehbaz’s bail in Ramzan Sugar Mills’ case. The petition stated that the Lahore High Court (LHC) has not reviewed the facts and regulations in the Ashiana Iqbal housing scam case into right aspects. The SC had already defined standard for the provision of bail in NAB cases, adding that the high court’s verdict went contrary with the outlined standards set up by the judiciary. Shehbaz Sharif and Fawad Hassan Fawad are key accused in the case. Bails to the persons must be suspended after nullifying the LHC’s verdict, the petition pleaded the court.
LHC orders to release of Shehbaz in Ashiana, Ramazan Sugar Mills cases
The Lahore High Court (LHC) granted bail to Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif in the Ashiyana Housing Scheme and Ramazan Sugar Mills cases. The court ordered to release him after furnishing two surety bonds worth Rs one million. The two-member bench headed by Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmed announced the verdict that was reserved earlier. The court rejected the bail plea of Fawad Hassan Fawad in assets beyond known sources of income case. However, he was granted bail in the Ashiyana Housing scandal. The court remarked that Shehbaz Sharif is not the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Ramazan Sugar Mills.