ISLAMABAD (92 News) - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has given approval to file a corruption reference against former chief minister Shehbaz Sharif, his sons Hamza Shahbaz and Salman Shahbaz in the assets case.
According to the sources, the anti-graft watchdog body also approved a supplementary reference against former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Miftah Ismail in the LNG case.
The bureau also nominated former premier's son Abdullah Shahid Khaqan as an accused.
Earlier today, an accountability court extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) leader Hamza Shehbaz Sharif till August 10 in assets beyond means case.
The leader of the opposition in Punjab assembly was not presented in the court due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Justice Jawad-ul-Hassan presided over proceedings and awarded the accused an extension of 14 days in his judicial remand.
The NAB prosecutor presented a report in the court regarding filing reference against PML-N stalwart.
Justice Jawad-ul-Hassan in the previous hearing had ordered the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to file a reference against Sharif, sooner rather than later.
The court was then adjourned till August 10.
According to the NAB, Hamza Shehbaz is accused of accumulating assets through unfair means and was involved in money laundering through his servants.