LAHORE: An accountability court of Lahore has sent Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on judicial remand in money laundering and assets beyond means case.
Hearing the case, the court has however rejected plea of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) for 14-day physical remand.
The PML-N president said that the questionnaire the accountability watchdog gave him was given him before as well and he had already replied to most of the questions which had become part of the reference. He said that he was investigated for 15 minutes during the entire week and the NAB investigation team did not ask him anything new.
The investigation officer argued that Shehbaz Sharif said that it would be his loss if he did not reply and the court had also said so but he would not reply. He said the suspect was shown one bank account of which he said that it belonged to him but he was unaware of its details.
The leader of the opposition in National Assembly said that it had been 85 days since the NAB had detained him. They started inquiry in assets beyond means case on Oct 26, 2018 and they talked about loan of 17,000 British pounds while he had served Punjab for 10 years, he said.
The NAB prosecutor said that how they could proceed investigation when he did not agree to respond to their queries.
Addressing media in Lahore, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzaib said that the NAB was being used against her party and the government was engaged in political victimization of the opposition leaders.