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Assets beyond means, money laundering: NAB summons Shahbaz today for third time

By Our Correspondent
May 04, 2020

LAHORE: The NAB has summoned Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif for a third time on Monday (today) in an investigation related to assets beyond means and alleged money laundering.

Earlier, the NAB had summoned Shahbaz twice in the said investigation, but he didn’t appear before the bureau.

On April 22, Shahbaz had submitted his written reply, but the NAB considered it dissatisfactory and had asked him to appear in person before the NAB on May 4. Earlier, the National Accountability Bureau had officially warned Shahbaz Sharif that a legal action will be taken against him if he doesn’t appear before the bureau’s investigators on April 22 in the alleged money laundering investigation against him and his family members. The NAB had assured Shahbaz that all social distancing measures would be adopted and investigators would only ask questions related to the alleged money laundering from a safe distance.

Before that, Shahbaz had skipped appearance before the NAB in money-laundering investigations, fearing that coronavirus could affect him as he was a 69-year-old cancer survivor and medical professionals had advised him to restrict his movement due to life-threatening risks associated with Covid-19.