NAB launches new probe against Shehbaz Sharif.


LAHORE -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has launched a new probe against Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif over allegedly making illegal allotments in Cholistan Development Authority, media reported on Friday.

PML-N president and the Opposition Leader in the National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif, is facing new inquiry from the anti-corruption watchdog over alleged illegal allotments in Cholistan Development Authority.

The anti-graft watchdog's investigators have started collecting evidences of the illegal allotments. Sources said that NAB Lahore chapter summoned details from the provincial board of revenue, Cholistan Development Authority, deputy commission Bahawalpur and other officials.

Sharif is facing charges of illegal allotments of government land to blue-eyed persons while former lawmaker Balighur Rehman, Chaudhry Umar and various officials and employees are also accused in the case.

It emerged on December 3 that the executive board of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has given the approval to file six new...

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