NAB initiates probe against Shehbaz Sharif in another case
LAHORE (92 News) – The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has initiated probe in another case against Opposition Leader in national Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and his sons in assets beyond income.
The sources revealed that Shehbaz Sharif and his sons allegedly transferred money abroad through ‘illegal hundi and hawala’ method. However, the grip has been tightened around Sharif family and it transpired during investigation that millions of rupees were moved out of Pakistan through ‘hundi-hawala’ mode.
It is pertinent to mention here that “Hundi and hawala” is an illegal alternative remittance and money exchange system enabling transfer of funds without their actual physical move.
It was also reported that the statements of several people have been recorded against Shehbaz Sharif and his sons including Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz and Salman Shehbaz for their alleged involvement in illegal transfer of money abroad.
On December 22, the NAB filed the supplementary reference in the Ashiana Iqbal scandal. As many as 13 people, Shehbaz Sharif, Ahad Cheema, Fawad Hassan Fawad, Nadeem Zia, Kamran Kayani, Shahid Shafique, Bilal Qadwai and Munir Zia, have been nominated in the reference. The 1,000-page supplementary reference contains three volumes.
On Jan 4, the accountability court summoned the jail superintendent for not presenting Shehbaz Sharif before court in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case.
The NAB had launched an investigation against the Hamza Shehbaz and his brother Salman Shehbaz for allegedly amassing assets beyond his sources of income. Hamza had earlier obtained protective bail from the Lahore High Court to avoid his possible arrest at the hands of the Bureau. On Jan 8, The NAB decided to nominate Hamza Shehbaz in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case as well.
On October 5, the NAB had arrested Shehbaz Sharif last year under corruption charges in Ashiana Iqbal scandal.
Shehbaz Sharif has also to face pending inquiries about Ramzan Sugar Mills and the assets beyond his means of income.
The Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly was recently advised by doctors to resort to complete bed rest after deterioration of his health. Sharif suffering from severe backache following which he excused himself to chair the meeting of a parliamentary committee upon the medical advice.