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Opposition only wants PM’s intervention in Shehbaz Sharif case, claims Fawad Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Hours after PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest in Ashiana Housing Scheme case, Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that opposition perhaps wanted Prime Minister Imran Khan to intervene to stop the opposition leader’s arrest, ARY News reported.

In a tweet on his official Twitter profile, the minister said that opposition’s only wish is that the premier should have intervened to stop Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest or influenced the investigation to “maintain politics as usual”.

“The PM won’t do that, let the law take its course,” announced Chaudhry.

Earlier in the day, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif in the Rs14 billion Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing Scheme case.

The Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly has been accused of corruption in the Ashiana Housing case.

He will be produced before an accountability court for remand tomorrow. He will be kept in a highly-secured lock-up inside the NAB Lahore office until his appearance in court.

PML-N and other opposition parties vociferously condemned the arrest with some terming the arrest as an effort to influence upcoming by-polls.

PML-N lawmakers slam govt for arresting opposition leader without NA speaker’s approval

PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto Zardari who refused to comment on the issue, also said that the opposition leader’s arrest will give the world a bad impression about Pakistan/

PML-N’s parliamentary party condemned the arrest by terming it against the parliamentary norms.

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