NAB sum­mons Hamza and Sal­man to­day

The Financial Daily - - NATIONAL -

LA­HORE: The Na­tional Ac­count­abil­ity Bureau (NAB) has once again sum­moned PML-N leader Hamza She­hbaz and his brother Sal­man She­hbaz on Nov 9 (to­mor­row) for ques­tion­ing with re­gard to an on­go­ing probe into their as­sets.

Both mem­bers of the Sharif fam­ily have been sum­moned by the NAB La­hore in con­nec­tion with an in­ves­ti­ga­tion launched against them for al­legedly amass­ing wealth be­yond known sources of in­come.

Hamza is likely to turn up be­fore a NAB team to­mor­row, while Sal­man She­hbaz is said to be out of the coun­try.

Hamza, who is also leader of the op­po­si­tion in Pun­jab As­sem­bly, was sum­moned by NAB on Nov 2 but he did not ap­pear ow­ing to se­cu­rity rea­sons.

He said he was un­able to show up be­cause of the law and or­der sit­u­a­tion in the pro­vin­cial cap­i­tal.

NAB had sum­moned Hamza She­hbaz and his brother Sal­man She­hbaz in a case per­tain­ing to al­leged pos­ses­sion of as­sets be­yond known sources of in­come.

Af­ter­wards, Hamza ob­tained pro­tec­tive bail from the La­hore High Court un­til Novem­ber 13 to avoid his pos­si­ble ar­rest at the hands of the Bureau.

The PML-N leader is also be­ing probed by the anti-graft watch­dog in Ramzan Sugar Mills and Saaf Pani Com­pany Scam. NAB had failed to prove charges of fi­nan­cial ir­reg­u­lar­i­ties in what he thought were po­lit­i­cally mo­ti­vated cases against him, he stated be­fore the LHC bench in his bail plea.

Ear­lier on Oc­to­ber 30, Hamza She­hbaz and Sal­man She­hbaz didn't ap­pear be­fore the NAB in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case.

NAB had sum­moned both the broth­ers, the di­rec­tors of Ramzan Sugar Mills, over il­le­gal con­struc­tion of a bridge from na­tional ex­che­quer to fa­cil­i­tate their mills, caus­ing the loss of Rs 200 mil­lion.

The NAB team kept wait­ing for them, but the two broth­ers did not ap­pear be­fore it. Hamza She­hbaz Sharif pre­ferred to at­tend a party meet­ing in­stead of ap­pear­ing be­fore the NAB, whereas his brother Sal­man She­hbaz left the coun­try on the same very day. - NNI

KARACHI: Stu­dents are show­ing in­ter­est in the Science Ex­hi­bi­tion at the GETFair Mela or­ga­nized by Gen­er­a­tion's School, here Wed­nes­day.

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