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NAB expresses dissatisfaction over Shehbaz’s reply, re-summons on May 4

NAB expresses dissatisfaction over Shehbaz’s reply, re-summons on May 4
April 22, 2020
LAHORE (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has expressed dissatisfaction over Pakistan Muslim League-N President Shehbaz Sharif’s reply and re-summoned him on May 4. Shehbaz Sharif today has skipped NAB hearing on assets case due to coronavirus fear. The corruption watchdog body has showed dissatisfaction over Shehbaz Sharif’s reply sent by him. The NAB declared the answer of opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) as incomplete and re-summoned him again on May 4. Meanwhile, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb told that Shehbaz Sharif has provided the required documents to the NAB. “The investigation officers can hold video conference if they want to interrogate the PML-N president,” she added. Earlier, the bureau has given last chance to Shehbaz Sharif to appear today in assets beyond income case. The NAB had already issued notice to the PML-N president for today’s appearance. In a statement, the bureau declared the inquiry of the former Punjab chief minister as compulsory. It also added that the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) president is not cooperating with the investigation officer regarding references against him. According to the NAB, Shehbaz Sharif was not appeared before the body on April 17 and he was issued notice of appearance on April 22. It also said that adequate precautionary measures are being taken in NAB office against coronavirus social distancing. The NAB warned the PML-N of using legal way if he will not cooperate in the probe. A day earlier, the NAB again summoned Shehbaz Sharif on April 22 in assets beyond means case. The anti-graft watchdog body has summoned the PML-N president and assured him of adequate precautionary measures in NAB office against coronavirus. The summon notice also states that inquiry in assets beyond means case is in last phase and questioning Shehbaz is very important. Earlier on April 17, Shehbaz Sharif has said that he cannot appear before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) due to the lockdown in the city. In a written reply to the NAB, he said that he was thoroughly investigated during his detention in the custody of the NAB. “During the investigation, I provided all required information to the NAB. I appeared before the NAB and replied to all questions whenever I was summoned,” he stated.