NAB arrests Shehbaz Sharif on corruption charges

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Friday for his alleged involvement in Ashiana Housing Scheme scam.

According to Geo News, Sharif was arrested on charges of misusing authority and corruption in the housing scheme during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Punjab province. He will be produced before an accountability court tomorrow.

NAB in a press release stated, "The National Accountability Bureau Lahore has arrested former Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif in the Ashiana Company case.NAB will produce Shehbaz Sharif in an accountability court tomorrow [Saturday]," reported Geo News.

Sharif has been kept in a highly-secured lock-up inside the NAB Lahore office until his appearance in court, reported Dawn.

The arrest of the leader of the Opposition of the Pakistan National Assembly comes about a week ahead of the by-polls to be held on October 14.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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