Pak­istan op­po­si­tion leader Sharif ar­rested by anti-graft agency

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Sunday Express - - WORLD -

■ PAK­ISTAN’S anti-graft body on Satur­day ar­rested op­po­si­tion leader and PML-N chief Shah­baz Sharif in an­other cor­rup­tion case and had his phys­i­cal re­mand ex­tended till Novem­ber 24.

The Na­tional Ac­count­abil­ity Bureau (NAB) had taken Shah­baz Sharif, Op­po­si­tion Leader in the Na­tional Assem­bly and younger brother of ousted prime min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif, into cus­tody on Oc­to­ber 5 in the Rs 14 bil­lion Ashi­ana-i-Iqbal hous­ing project scam.

Shah­baz was pro­duced be­fore ■ ■ an ac­count­abil­ity court in La­hore for a hear­ing in the Ashi­ana scam and the NAB re­quested ex­ten­sion to his re­mand for an­other 15 days. It in­formed the court that it had also ar­rested Shah­baz in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case.

His coun­sel Ah­mad Per­vaiz op­posed fur­ther ex­ten­sion in the phys­i­cal re­mand say­ing his client had been in NAB cus­tody for more than a month and could not prove any­thing against him.

NAB pros­e­cu­tor Waris Ali Jan­jua said the body could not in­ter­ro­gate Shah­baz prop­erly as he at­tended the Na­tional Assem­bly ses­sion dur­ing the re­mand pe­riod.

After hear­ing the ar­gu­ments, the court ex­tended 14-day re­mand of Shah­baz in NAB cus­tody till Novem­ber 24.

Sev­eral PML-N work­ers gath­ered out­side the court and chanted slo­gans against the Im­ran Khan govern­ment and NAB.

Mean­while, Shah­baz’s son Sal­man Shah­baz on Fri­day skipped the third con­sec­u­tive hear­ing in NAB La­hore as he left for Lon­don.

“The Shar­ifs wants Sal­man to ex­tend his stay in Lon­don till the out­come of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion against his fa­ther and his el­der brother Hamza Shah­baz,” a fam­ily source said adding the fam­ily fears that NAB may ar­rest Sal­man.

Ac­cord­ing to the NAB, both brothers - Hamza and Sal­man - in their ca­pac­ity as di­rec­tors of Ramzan Sugar Mills got a bridge con­structed link­ing their mills us­ing pub­lic money in Chin­iot, some 200 kms from La­hore.

It said an amount of Rs 200 mil­lion was ap­proved by then Pun­jab chief min­is­ter Shah­baz for the con­struc­tion of the bridge.

AFP

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