Shehbaz Sharif arrives at Parliament House for NA session
LAHORE (92 News) – Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif arrived at the Parliament House in Islamabad for attending a NA session on Wednesday (today).
As per details garnered, the former Punjab chief minister was taken into the parliament amid tight security. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team was also entered in the parliament with Shehbaz Sharif. The doors of the Lower House closed after entering the opposition leader.
Shehbaz was brought to the Parliament House via gate number five. The session was scheduled to begin at 11am. He was taken to the opposition leader chamber upon arrival, where he also met with Pakistan Peoples’ Party leader Syed Khursheed Shah.
Following Shehbaz’s arrival in Islamabad from Lahore, a five-member National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team accompanied the party chief to the Lower House from Islamabad airport, where security was placed on high alert prior to Shehbaz’s arrival.
Security has also been tightened at the National Assembly. Two officials from NAB Lahore accompanied Shehbaz from Lahore to Islamabad.
Shehbaz travelled with a two-member of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team and had taken to the NAB office in Rawalpindi. The former Punjab chief minister was taken from Lahore to Islamabad through PIA flight, PK-652 at economy class. His PIA flight, PK-652, was scheduled to land in Islamabad at 9:50am.
Earlier, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser had issued on October 10 a production order for leader of the opposition to be brought to the session on October 17.
On October 5, the Pakistan Muslim league-N (PML-N) president was arrested by the NAB for his involvement in the Ashiana-e-Iqbal housing scheme.
As per production order, NAB was asked to allow Shehbaz Sharif to attend the session on a daily basis under the rules. A day earlier, an accountability court extended the physical remand of Shehbaz Sharif until Oct 30 for a probe into the Ashiana-i-Iqbal housing project scam.
The accountability judge extended Sharif’s remand on the request of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). NAB officials produced the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly in court amid tight security on the completion of his 10-day physical remand.