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Shehbaz appears before NAB in three graft cases

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Monday appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The former Punjab chief minister appeared before a three member investigation team at the anti-graft watchdog’s office in Lahore where he was questioned for over two hours.

Shehbaz was summoned for his alleged involvement in three graft cases including the Punjab Power Development Company (PPDC) case.

The anti-graft watchdog has been investigating president of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif in connection with three corruption cases, including Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing Scheme, PPDC and Saaf Pani Project.

Mr Sharif was directed to appear before the NAB officials at 11:00 am in the Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing scheme scam and later at 2:00 pm again in the PPDC case.

So far, Shehbaz Sharif has appeared thrice before the anti-corruption body and recorded his statements. His son-in-law Imran Ali Yousaf is also facing NAB inquiries in the PPDC case.

NAB had also questioned Hamza Shahbaz in the PSPC case for his alleged role in the award of certain contracts and making appointments in violation of rules as he was not a member of the company’s board of directors.

In its recent crackdown against corruption, NAB has arrested a number of high-profile officials in Punjab and has been carrying out speedy investigations in various embezzlement cases.

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