NAB interrogates Shehbaz Sharif in assets beyond income case

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif appeared before NAB office in Lahore, on Tuesday, where he was questioned for an hour and 15 minutes in the money laundering and assets beyond income cases.

PML-N supporters had crowded the office when Shehbaz reached there. He has acquired a pre-arrest bail from the Lahore High Court till June 17 against a surety bond worth Rs500,000.

The development follows an attempt a week ago by NAB to arrest Sharif from his Model Town residence. After a two-hour long siege, NAB officials had to return empty handed after learning Sharif is not present there.

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The NAB court was informed that Shehbaz’s arrest warrants in the case were issued on May 28 and he was summoned on June 2.

Shehbaz’s lawyer Azam Nazir Tarar said that they feared that the accountability bureau would try to arrest him again. He was arrested in two cases before and NAB was given his physical remand, the lawyer said.

The opposition leader appeared amid heavy security arrangements.