Accountability court permits NAB to investigate Shehbaz inside jail

LAHORE: An accountability court on Monday permitted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to investigate PML-N President Mian Shehbaz Sharif in a fresh case.

NAB has launched an inquiry into the alleged illegal appointment of Syed Talat Mehmood as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Punjab Provincial Cooperative Bank. Shehbaz is accused of illegally approving the appointment.

The bureau moved a plea before duty judge Sheikh Sajjad Ahmed seeking permission to investigate the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly inside Kot Lakhpat Jail, which the court accepted.

Shehbaz Sharif faces several corruption cases, including assets beyond means and money laundering. He was arrested for a second time by the NAB after the Lahore High Court cancelled his bail in a money laundering case last year in September.

Raja Furqan Ahmed

Raja Furqan Ahmed is the News Editor of The Pakistan Daily.

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