Pakistani opposition leader appears in court after arrested on corruption charges

Pakistani opposition leader appears in court after arrested on corruption charges

The NAB, which arrested the PML-N president yesterday, had sought a 15-day remand to investigate his alleged involvement in the multi-billion rupees corruption case. He is accused of abuse of power during his tenure as the chief minister of Punjab from 2013-2018 by influencing authorities to award contracts for a housing program to a company with which he had political connections. Nawaz was similarly arrested on charges of "corruption relating to a low-priced housing scheme in Punjab province".

Federal Finance Minister Asad Umar said that PTI government had no role in arrest of former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif.

Earlier, hundreds of angry PML-N supporters created a ruckus in the premises of the court in Lahore and stopped the armoured vehicle of the police in which Shehbaz Sharif was brought to the court.

Pakistani opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif was arrested on Friday in a longstanding corruption case, the country's anti-graft agency said, nine days before crucial by-elections are due to be held. Mid-day accepts no responsibility or liability for its dependability, trustworthiness, reliability and data of the text.

Sources privy to PML-N disclosed that PML-N supremo has chose to play an active role in the politics once again.

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His brother, PML-N supreme leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, said in a statement that the allegations against Shehbaz were "ridiculous", and blamed Prime Minister Imran Khan's government for the witch hunt. Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said, "We have requisitioned the NA session after consultation with the opposition parties' leaders".

This Saaf Pani Company was established by Shahbaz's previous Punjab government to conceive, plan, design, execute and manage projects for the provision of safe drinking water in terms of both access and quality, to communities living in rural areas of the province.

"Shehbaz cancelled the contract awarded to M/s Ch A Latif & Sons for infrastructure development of Ashiana Iqbal Housing Project and awarded it to CASA Developers", the NAB prosecutor upheld.

"It's common knowledge that this is the Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf (PTI) government taking revenge".

He claimed that the national exchequer had not suffered the loss of "even a single penny" in the case in which Shahbaz was arrested today.

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