Opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif seeks big relief from the Accountability Court

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Opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif seeks big relief from the Accountability Court

LAHORE – Opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif seeks big relief from the Accountability Court.

Accountability court on Friday has accepted Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif’s plea seeking permanent exemption from the hearing of Ashiana Housing and Ramzan Sugar Mills references.

During the proceedings, the lawyer of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president has submitted exemption plea in the court and told that his client is unable to attend the hearings as he is in London.

Subsequently, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court has granted permanent exemption to Shehbaz Sharif and adjourned the hearing.

On October 5, 2018, NAB had arrested Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme scam for awarding illegal contracts to his favorite firm. However, in February 2019, he was granted bail by the Lahore High Court (LHC).

The anti-corruption watchdog had claimed that the company did not conduct any kind of survey but nevertheless was provided a lucrative sum of Rs 1.5 billion.

Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s principal secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad became an approver in the case.

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