ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on June 2 in his individual capacity to take the ongoing investigations/ inquiries against him in the assets beyond means and alleged money laundering cases to a logical conclusion.
According to a press release, the National Assembly opposition leader had already been handed over a comprehensive questionnaire as per NAB’s standard operating procedures (SOPs) in his last hearing.
NAB has given ample time to the PML-N chief to enable him to ensure bringing relevant documents with him. Owing to the pandemic, the Combined Investigation Team (CIT) would ensure maintaining social distance, wearing masks, availability of sanitisers and fixation of glass walls on the table during the question-answer session.
Further, the disinfectant spray of the interview room was being ensured, it added.
On Thursday, NAB reviewed progress in investigations into corruption allegedly committed by former prime ministers Nawaz Sharif and Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, former president Asif Zardari and Shehbaz Sharif, his sons and “cronies”.
The matter was discussed at a meeting chaired by NAB chairman retired Justice Javed Iqbal at the bureau’s headquarters.
“The meeting reviewed progress on the ongoing inquiries/investigations of mega corruption… of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, former chief minister Shahbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahbaz, Salman Shahbaz, Hassan Nawaz, Hussain Nawaz, Ahad Cheema, Fawad Hassan Fawad, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal, Miftah Ismael, Imran ul Haq Sheikh and others,” said a press release issued by the anti-graft watchdog.