Shahbaz Sharif arrested by NAB Lahore in Ashiana Housing scam case. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arrested Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif in connection with the Ashiana Company case, a press release said on Friday.
The NAB in its press release states that the former Punjab chief minister will be presented in an accountability court on Saturday.
The accountability watchdog had alleged that Shehbaz had misused his authority during his tenure as Punjab chief minister and was involved in corruption.
Sources said that NAB had summoned Shehbaz to appear before it at 11 am on Friday and was detained when he appeared at the bureau’s office later during the day to record his statement.
Earlier, NAB sources had said that the PML-N president had not been arrested as yet and that a decision in this regard will be taken after the accountability bureau seeks permission to do so from the National Assembly speaker.
NAB is also investigating the PML-N president in the Saaf Pani case, Paragon Housing Society scandal and Punjab Power Company corruption cases.