Opposition parties protest outside Punjab Assembly against Shehbaz's arrest

Dunya News

Sadiq has summoned a joint session of MNAs and senators outside Parliament.

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is staging protest outside Punjab Assembly against party president Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest in Ashiana Housing scandal.

According to details, members of opposition parties are chanting slogans against the Punjab government. 

On the other hand, former National Assembly Speaker and PML-N senior leader Ayaz Sadiq has called a meeting of party MNAs and senators along with opposition parties outside Parliament’s gate No.1 to devise strategy of the protest. PPP has also been invited to join the chorus to protest arrest of the opposition leader in National Assembly.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif in the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme scam on Oct 5. The former chief minister of Punjab was charged with awarding illegal contracts to his favorite firm.

The Bureau quizzed Sharif regarding a tender awarded to a private consultancy company for feasibility of                            Saaf Pani company.

The PML-N president had failed to satisfy the probing team of the bureau during the inquiry and was ultimately arrested.

The anti-graft watchdog has claimed that the company did not conduct any kind of survey. Nevertheless, the company was paid a lucrative sum of Rs 1.5 billion.

Shehbaz was apprehended during his appearance before NAB in Saaf Pani Company scam. Sources told that three files were tabled before him.

Afterwards, Shehbaz Sharif was handed over to NAB on a 10-day physical remand to probe Ashiana Housing scandal.