PML-N fumes as NAB again summons Shahbaz in two cases.

Byline: Amjad Mahmood

LAHORE -- The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has again summoned Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif on Wednesday (April 22) in cases of money laundering and assets beyond known means of income.

The anti-graft top watchdog has assured the former Punjab chief minister of taking care of all necessary precautions regarding coronavirus during his presence and investigation at Thokar Niaz Beg, Lahore, offices of the agency.

The investigators, NAB officials say, will keep the required social distancing during the investigation session. He too has been told to wear face mask and gloves before joining the investigation at 12 noon.

The notice says his personal appearance is necessary as the probe has entered an important stage.

Mr Sharif had skipped an earlier NAB hearing last Friday citing health reasons. In a written reply to the head of the Lahore NAB's Combined Investigation Team, he had stated that being 69 years old and a known cancer survivor, he has low immunity and thus medical professionals have strictly advised him restricted movement and limited exposure due to life-threatening risks on account of Covid-19 pandemic.

He also said that owing to the continuing lockdown...

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