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PPP will file petition to reopen Shaheed Bhutto reference: Bilawal

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Saturday said his party would file a petition in the Supreme Court next week to reopen ‘Shaheed Bhutto reference’, ARY News reported.

“I have signed the petition in this regard today,” he said during an informal conversation with journalists in Islamabad.

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In his reaction to arrest of Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, he said the way he was arrested was not appropriate.

“Legal procedures should have been fulfilled, if there were allegations against him,” he said.

The PPP chief said they had a consensus over requisition regarding Shehbaz Sharif in the NA and if needed, he would sign on it.

Bilawal said the government kept chairmanship of the PAC with itself for it wanted to evade accountability.

It is pertinent to mention that an accountability court has granted 10-day physical remand of the PML-N president in the Rs14 billion Ashiyana-i-Iqbal housing project scam.

While presenting his arguments, the NAB prosecutor requested the judge to remand the PML-N leader in their custody for interrogation for 15 days.

He said the former Punjab chief minister misused his powers, causing a huge loss to the national kitty.

The lawyer said Shehbaz had cancelled a contract awarded to M/s Ch A Latif & Sons for construction of Ashiana Iqbal Housing project and handed it to his favourite firm.

He sought the PML-N leader’s custody for further investigation into the scam.

The anti-graft body a day earlier arrested the the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly at its Lahore office where he was summoned to record his statement in connection with the Punjab Saaf Pani Company case.

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