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Shehbaz Sharif appears before NAB

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif has appeared before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in money laundering and assets beyond income cases, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

According to details, stringent security arrangements have been taken to avoid any untoward incident, however, a large number of PML-N workers gathered outside the NAB office and chanted slogans in favour of party leader.

The PML-N workers violated the SOPs designed to control over the spike in the coronavirus cases.

The NAB investigators questioned Shehbaz Sharif for over one hour.

Sources told ARY News that the investigators have placed evidence before the PML-N president, however, Sharif failed to provide satisfactory answers to them. Sharif also demanded investigators to remove camera during the investigation session.

Shehbaz Sharif was asked that a corruption reference of Rs7 billion was ready to be filed by the anti-corruption watchdog, to which he replied that he has not received a single penny as salary nor involved in any kind of corruption.

On June 3, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had restrained the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from arresting PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif in an assets case against him.

A two-judge bench headed by Justice Tariq Abbasi had granted bail to the opposition leader after hearing initial arguments from his lawyer and a NAB counsel on his petition through which he sought pre-arrest bail.

The bench directed him to furnish a surety bond of Rs500,000 to secure the bail until June 17.

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