The highest anti-theft body in Pakistan calls on Shehbaz Sharif on July 12 in a corruption case

LAHORE: The main anti-theft body in Pakistan has convened the head of the Muslim League of Pakistan-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif at the Lahore waste management company corruption case on July 12.

The (NAB) issued a citation along with a questionnaire to Shehbaz based on seven questions, the Tribun Express reported Sunday.

Shehbaz, 67, served as head of government of the crucial province of Punjab from 2013 to 2018. He became president of PML-N after his older brother and three times prime minister Nawaz Sharif He was disqualified as party president after a verdict of the Supreme Court in 2017.

On April 9, Shehbaz skipped an appearance before the NAB and asked that the date be rescheduled.

In the questionnaire, Shehbaz was asked why the training summary of Lahore Waste Management Company was approved without advice from the finance and law department, according to the document.

He has been questioned that when a department was working then why the formation of the company was considered important.

Another question is that all legal requirements for the formation of the company were met. Another question is why ISTEK won the contract without bidding.

He was already facing corruption cases against him in the 56 companies' case, Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Society scam, Ramzan Sugar Mills case and others.

In the Ashiyana housing scam, Shehbaz is accused of ordering the cancellation of a contract awarded to a successful bidder for the low-cost housing plan, resulting in a loss of Rs 193 million for the national treasury.

He has been accused along with nine others in the case of the Ashiana Housing plan. He was arrested by the NAB in the investigation on October 5, 2018 and released on bail on February 14.

In it, Sharif and his son Hamza are accused of fraudulently and dishonestly causing a loss of Rs 213 million to the national treasury.

Sharif and his family have denied any wrongdoing and allege that the corruption cases against them were politically motivated.