LAHORE: The Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on Tuesday issued orders to freeze immovable properties in Pakistan belonging to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif and his sons – Hamza and Suleman – in reference to an investigation pertaining to accumulating belongings past technique of earnings and cash laundering.
Shehbaz’s properties embrace two homes in The Cooperative Mannequin City Society Ltd in Mannequin City and one bungalow in Nishat Lodges, Daunga Gali in Abbottabad was acquired in his spouse Nusrat Shehbaz Sharif’s identify.
A cottage, a villa, and a six marla plot in Khasra and two homes in Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Section V Lahore purchased by the previous opposition chief within the identify of his second spouse Tehmina Durrani.
Hamza and Suleman’s immovable properties embrace two plots in Chiniot’s Tehsil Bhowana, 9 in MA Johar City Lahore and 4 in Judicial Colony Section 1 (extension).
The NAB order handed by DG NAB Lahore Shahzad Saleem brings the full variety of immovable belongings belonging to Shehbaz to eight whereas 15 immovable properties of Hamza and Suleman have been frozen.
The order cites an “investigation in opposition to accused Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz Sharif, Suleman Shehbaz and others for offence (s) of corruption and corrupt practices as outlined underneath part 9(a) punishable underneath part 10 of the Nationwide Accountability Ordinance 1999 learn with part three of Anti-money laundering Act 2010.”
It provides that the proof collected “to date” throughout the investigation introduced “affordable grounds” to “consider” that the accused have “dedicated aforementioned offences”.
The order will stay in power for a interval of 15 days inside which the anti-graft watchdog will file an utility within the accountability courtroom underneath part 12 of the NAO 1999.