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Money-laundering case: Shahbaz, his family’s 23 properties frozen

The National Accountability Bureau has issued orders to freeze 23 properties owned by former chief minister and Pakistan Muslim League-N President Shahbaz Sharif, his sons Hamza, Suleman and other family members.

December 04, 2019

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau on Tuesday issued orders to freeze 23 properties owned by former chief minister and Pakistan Muslim League-N President Shahbaz Sharif, his sons Hamza, Suleman and other family members, all accused of amassing assets beyond means and money-laundering.

The properties under radar of NAB are also owned by wives of Shahbaz Sharif including Nusrat Shahbaz and Tehmina Durrani. As per NAB orders, a copy of which is available with The News, the NAB directed the Lahore commissioner to freeze 13 plots, owned by Hamza Shahbaz in Johar Town Lahore and Judicial Colony. In this regard, secretary Judicial Employees Cooperative Housing Society, Lahore, has been directed to freeze the transfer and sale of four plots (49. 50, 51, 52), owned by Hamza Shahbaz in the Judicial Employees Cooperative Housing Society Lahore, each plot measuring more than one kanal. The Lahore Development Authority has been asked to freeze nine plots of Hamza in K-Block, Johar Town. A letter has also been written by NAB to DG Galiyat Development Authority, Abbottabad, to freeze a property measuring 9 kanals in Nishat Lodges Dunga Gali, owned by Nusrat Shahbaz, wife of Shahbaz Sharif.

Secretary Model Town Lahore has been asked by NAB to freeze two more properties, owned by Nusrat Shahbaz in Model Town Lahore including the famous 96-H and 86-H.

The Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Lahore, has also been directed to freeze two properties owned by Tehmina Durrani located in Phase-V. Furthermore, the bureau has also frozen a cottage and a villa in Pir Sohawa and two more plots in Chiniot.

Previously, the NAB Lahore had ordered for freezing various industries of Shahbaz Sharif family, including Chiniot Power Limited, Ramzan Energy Limited, Al-Arabia Sugar Mills, Crystal Plastics Private Limited, Sharif Dairy Farms Private Limited and Sharif Poultry Farms Private Limited.