NAB sends Hamza questionnaire ahead of appearance on April 30

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has sent Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz a questionnaire ahead of his scheduled appearance before the bureau’s probe team on April 30.

The PML-N leader has been summoned in connection with a probe into his alleged assets beyond known source of income. The bureau had previously summoned and interrogated him twice on April 12 and 16 in the case.

Hamza had reportedly failed to give satisfactory answers to questions put to him by a NAB team during his appearance before it.

According to a notice served on him, the PML-N leader has been asked to furnish record of the investments he has made in companies from 2015 to date, details of Suleman and Nusrat Shehbaz’s shares in these companies and loans taken by them, and his tax returns and wealth statements of a period between 2006 and 2008.

Hamza, who is said to have failed to submit tax returns for the past three years, has been further instructed to provide details of assets acquired from 2005 till 2017.

According to the bureau, the Sharif family’s assets stood at Rs53.6 million in 1999 which soared to more than Rs683 million over the course of ten years. The Sharif family owns assets worth more than Rs3 billion, it said.