Nawaz Sharif’s brother Shehbaz Sharif arrested in corruption cases

Shehbaz Sharif

Lahore: Pakistan’s Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif was on Friday arrested by the country’s anti-graft body for his alleged involvement in two corruption cases, a senior official said. Shahbaz, 67, is the younger brother of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

“Shehbaz Sharif on Friday appeared before an investigation team of the National Accountability Bureau Lahore. He was arrested after he failed to satisfy the investigator for his alleged role in awarding contracts to his favourite firm in violations of rules in the Ashiana Housing scheme and Punjab Saaf Pani Company,” NAB spokesperson Nawazish Ali Asim told PTI.

Shehbaz will be presented before an accountability court for a physical remand on Saturday, he said. Shehbaz was allegedly involved in the corruption of Rs14 billion Ashiana Housing project and Rs 4 billion Punjab Saaf Pani Company scams.

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