LAHORE: Opposition Chief within the Nationwide Meeting and former chief minister Punjab Mian Shehbaz Sharif has mentioned that he was detailed at a spot the place even gentle of solar couldn’t attain.
The Nationwide Accountability Bureau on Tuesday was granted 14-day extension within the bodily remand of Shehbaz Sharif in Ashiana Housing scandal.
The NAB offered the PML-N president earlier than the accountability court docket after the expiry of 10-day remand it granted to the anti-graft physique on Oct 06.
“I’m happy with being a Pakistani nationwide, and I’ve served the province in a greater method,” Shehbaz Sharif informed the accountability choose.
Shehbaz denied all of the allegations and mentioned “They may not show a penny’s value corruption towards me.” “Regardless of this, I’m being saved for 24 hours at a spot, the place even gentle of solar cannot attain,” he claimed.
The ex-CM additionally took a jibe on the PTI authorities and mentioned the lots have come to know that their guarantees have been hole.
The previous Punjab chief minister was arrested in Rs14-billion Ashiana-i-Iqbal housing rip-off earlier this month. He had been summoned to Bureau’s Lahore workplace in reference to Saaf Pani firm investigation, however was arrested in Ashiana housing scandal.
NAB has accused the youthful Sharif of ordering cancellation of the award of housing venture contract to the profitable bidder, Chaudhry Latif & Sons.
Fawad Hassan, who’s acknowledged to be an in depth aide to the Sharif brothers, labored as Secretary Implementation to Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif in 2013. Whereas misusing his place, he allegedly referred to as chief govt officer (CEO) of the Punjab Land Improvement Firm (PLDC) Tahir Khursheed and Ashiana-i-Iqbal Housing Venture Director Ali Moazzam in his workplace and directed them to cancel the contract, which was authorized, and in accordance with the Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) guidelines, because the agency was the bottom certified bidder. Furthermore, the agency was engaged on the venture for the final eight months when Fawad Hassan referred to as each officers and requested them to cancel the contract.
After three years of cancelling the authorized contract of Chaudhry Latif & Sons, in 2015, the then Director Basic LDA Ahad Khan Cheema, on the orders of Shahbaz Sharif, awarded the contract to M/s Lahore Casa Builders, mentioned to be a proxy group for M/s Paragon Metropolis (Pvt) Restricted, allegedly owned by PML-N chief Khwaja Saad Rafique.