NAB summons Shehbaz over Ashiana, clean water, PPDC investigations | Pakistan Today

NAB summons Shehbaz over Ashiana, clean water, PPDC investigations

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday asked former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif to appear before the anti-corruption watchdog on Monday.

According to reports, the former chief minister has been called in relation to corruption investigations in Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing scheme, Punjab Power Development Company (PPDC) and clean water cases.

He is required to appear before NAB at 11am and 2pm for clean water and PPDC corruption cases, respectively.

Shehbaz is expected to be questioned over charges of illegal appointments in PPDC. For Ashiana-e-Iqbal housing scheme case, he has been summoned after revelations by former principal secretary Fawad Hassan.

Fawad was previously accused and investigated for misuse of authority by illegally awarding contracts in the housing scheme.

NAB had previously summoned Shehbaz over information/evidence regarding the illegal appointment of Syed Farukh Ali Shah as a member in National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) and chief executive officer of the PPDC. Shehbaz has been summoned by NAB for the third time in PPDC investigation.

Corruption in the Punjab Saaf Pani Company is at the centre of the clean water case. The Saaf Pani Company was established by the Shehbaz-led Punjab government to conceive, plan, design, execute and manage projects for the provision of safe drinking water, in terms of both access and quality, to the communities living in unserved and underserved areas ie rural and peri-urban areas of the province.

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