On Tuesday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) issued orders to freeze 23 pieces of property belonging to former Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and his sons Hamza and Suleman Shehbaz on the allegation of acquiring assets beyond their means and committing money laundering.
An investigation into Shehbaz, Hamza, Suleman and others for “corruption and corrupt practices” offense revealed that Shehbaz had acquired property on behalf of his wives Nusrat Shahbaz Sharif and Tehmina Durrani, according to the Accountability Office.
Nine plots in Johar Town in Lahore, four in Judicial Colony, two houses in Model Town and as many houses in DHA are among the frozen properties.
In addition, a cottage and a villa in Pir Sohawa and two more plots in Chiniot were also frozen by the bank.
The orders, signed by Director-General NAB Lahore Shahzad Saleem, state that the evidence gathered so far during the investigation gave the office reasonable ground to believe that the accused acquired assets beyond their known means of revenue and also committed money laundering.
In addition, DG NAB Lahore said the orders will remain in force for 15 days, during which time the office will file a reference in the court of accountability.