Shahbaz Sharif appears before NAB

Shahbaz Sharif appears before NAB

LAHORE: Shehbaz Sharif appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday in relation to an ongoing probe into the Saaf Pani Company and Punjab Power Company corruption cases.

The accountability watchdog had summoned Shehbaz on July 5 over allegations that the former provincial chief minister misused his authority during his tenure and was involved in corruption.

Shehbaz, due to personal commitments, had requested to be summoned a day earlier (July 4), and subsequently appeared before NAB Lahore office earlier today.

On June 26, NAB arrested <link> Engineer Qamarul Islam Raja – former chairman of Saaf Pani Company and PML-N’s ticket holder from NA-59 Rawalpindi-III – for his alleged role in awarding contracts to ‘favourites’.

NAB officials also apprehended former CEO of the company, Wasim Ajmal, who is accused of making changes to the company's documents after project bidding in violation of the rules.