ISLAMABAD : An accountability court on Monday approved the judicial remand of former federal minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Ahsan Iqbal in the Narowal Sports City until 28 February.
The court directed investigators from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to complete the inquiry as early as possible during the hearing.
Ahsan Iqbal, in a statement, said that the condition of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, currently on bail for medical treatment in London, is unsatisfactory. The presence of Maryam Nawaz in London is necessary for treating the former PM, he added.
PML-N leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Ahsan Iqbal had earlier sought a response from NAB for their bale petitions from the Islamabad High Court (HIC).
On 23 December, NAB had detained Ahsan Iqbal for his complicity in theft of Narowal Sports City project funds.
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The anti-graft watchdog body alleged Iqbal had illegally initiated a 3 billion Rs project in Narowal, causing the national exchequer to lose billions.