LAHORE - National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested former chief minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif as his former secretary Fawad Hasan Fawad became approver against him in the Ashiana Housing scheme corruption scandal.
Shahbaz was arrested in the Ashiana Housing Scheme Scandal case.
The NAB sources said Shahbaz was being investigated in the light of revelations made by former principal secretary Fawad Hassan who is in NAB’s custody on physical remand, while the other main accused in the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing scam, Ahad Khan, is on judicial remand.
The Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly was accused of corruption in the case.
“The NAB Lahore has arrested former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif in the Ashiana company case. The bureau will present him before an accountability court tomorrow for remand,” an official press release of the anti-graft body said.
Sources claim, Fawad, during the hearing, provided ‘incriminating evidence’ against the former chief minister in the corruption case pulling the later into a difficult situation.
The NAB had summoned Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president in the Saaf Pani Company Scandal link. The anti-graft watchdog claims that the then Punjab government under the leadership of Shehbaz Sharif spent a whopping amount of Rs4 billion on the project but failed to produce even one drop of clean water.
However, according to the anti-graft body, Shehbaz was arrested in the Ashiana Company corruption scandal, not in the Saaf Pani case. He will be presented in the accountability court tomorrow.