Shahbaz Sharif arrested by NAB

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During the meeting, important issues, including the arrest of PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif and the party's strategy for the upcoming by-elections was discussed.

On Saturday, an accountability court granted 10-day physical remand of Shehbaz Sharif in the Rs14 billion Ashiyana-i-Iqbal housing project scam.

Former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif will preside over the meeting, which will be his first political activity after the death of his spouse Kulsoom Nawaz (Sept 11) and his release along with his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Safdar from the Adiala jail on Sept 19 when a two-judge bench of the Islamabad High Court suspended their sentences in the Avenfield reference. About the performance of the PTI government, Imran said that till 100 days, it would complete its work in setting the future line of action, directions and road map, after which anyone may ask questions about its performance.

Earlier, Hamza Shehbaz and Salman Shehbaz briefed Nawaz Sharif at his Jati Umra residence about the case against their father.


Shahbaz was arrested Friday by NAB, the anti-graft body of Pakistan, for his alleged misappropriations in Ashiana Housing Scheme in the eastern Lahore district during his two consecutive tenures as the Punjab chief minister from 2008 to 2018, an official statement said.

Shahbaz was apprehended during his appearance before NAB in Saaf Pani Company scam.

"Shahbaz Sharif saved billions in mega-projects". In a statement, the PML-N Parliamentary Party said that the "unfortunate history of using NAB against political opponents was being repeated".

The opposition members also urged the speaker to issue production order for Shahbaz Sharif under rules to enable him to attend the assembly session.


"Joint opposition will be protesting against Shehbaz's arrest soon", he added.

The inquiry conducted by the anti-graft watchdog states that Shehbaz, as the chief minister of Punjab, unlawfully assumed powers of Board of Directors of Punjab Land and Development Company (PLDC), misused his authority and acted in connivance with Fawad Hassan Fawad who at the time was Implementation Secretary to Punjab CM.

Khursheed Shah, the leader of Pakistan Peoples Party, condemned the arrest, saying it was an "insult of the Pakistan's parliament", and accusing the Khan government of "taking revenge from the Sharif family whereas, Khan has failed in its initial months of the government". "PTI is responsible for this political victimisation and should be ready to reap what it is sowing today", he said.


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