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Ashiana Housing scam: Verdict reserved on NAB appeal to extend Shehbaz’s remand

LAHORE (Muslim Times) – Accountability court on Saturday has reserved verdict on National Accountability Bureau (NAB) appeal to extend the remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif by 15 days in Ashiana Housing scandal.

Shehbaz Sharif, who was arrested by NAB on October 5, was produced before the court after his transit remand to attend the National Assembly (NA) session expired.

During the hearing, NAB prosecutor Waris Ali Janjua informed the court that Ahad Cheema had also prepared a feasibility report by himself. He said the investigation into the scam is not completed yet due to busy schedule during NA session.

Meanwhile, harsh words were also exchanged between the PML-N president and investigation officer.

Shehbaz’s lawyer Amjad Pervez told, “NAB launched inquiry into Ashiana Housing scandal on January 19, summoned the accused on January 22 and arrested him on October 5.”

NAB requested the court to extend Shehbaz’s remand by 15 days and also sought his arrest for using nation’s money in Ramzan Sugar Mill.

Earlier on October 15, NAB had interrogated Shehbaz Sharif regarding CASA Developers and Paragon City scandals prior to his appearance in the court. Ex-Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) said he himself ordered investigation into corruption allegations in Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme.

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