FRESH CORRUPTION CASE LAUNCHED AGAINST OPPOSITION LEADER
ISLAMABAD — An accountability court has launched a fresh corruption case against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz
Sharif, officials said on Saturday.
Sharif has been in the National Accountability Bureau’s custody since October 5 in another case of alleged corruption related to the Ashiana
Iqbal Housing Scheme.
“The NAB ordered the arrest of Shahbaz Sharif in another case of Ramzan Sugar Mills,” spokesperson of the anti-corruption body in Lahore, Mohammed Waqar, said. According to Waqar, there were accusations that Sharif, during his tenure as chief minister of Punjab, “used public funds to benefit Ramzan Sugar Mills, which belongs to his family”.
The NAB court also summoned his children — Salman Shahbaz and Hamza Shahbaz — who are directors of the sugar mill, for investigations into the case.
“Salman did not appear before the court but Hamza Shahbaz appeared and he is now on a pre-arrest bail,” the NAB spokesperson said.