FRESH COR­RUP­TION CASE LAUNCHED AGAINST OP­PO­SI­TION LEADER

Khaleej Times - - PAKISTAN -

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.

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