LAHORE: Leader of the Resistance in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday denied having knowledge of any kind of possibility of an internal adjustment in Punjab.
In a quick casual conversation with reporters during a break in the hearing right into Ashiana-i-Iqbal Real estate Scheme referral by the National Responsibility Bureau (NAB), Mr Shehbaz claimed he was not familiar with any type of step of the opposition to bring an internal change in the province.
He also expressed his failure to comment on the future of the Pakistan Democratic Movement. “Being behind bars, I am uninformed of what is happening outside the prison,” the opposition leader asserted and prompted the press reporters to ask him regarding the life in jail.
Earlier, liability court judge Amjad Nazir Chaudhry revealed dismay over the two prosecution witnesses, officials of various banks, for not presenting the appropriate document. The judge also issued show-cause notifications to the witnesses.
Shehbaz likewise asked for the court not to prevent regular hearings and adjourn them for a long time following the 3rd wave of Covid-19. The court claimed this point would be considered later as well as adjourned the hearing for April 1.
The jail officials also created previous head of the Lahore Development Authority, Ahad Khan Cheema, before the court. Other suspects launched on bail showed up on their own. Former principal secretary to the head of state, Fawad Hassan Fawad, has actually been exempted from personal appearance in the proceedings.
The NAB had affirmed that the Punjab Land Advancement Business signed a contract in 2015 however failed to complete the affordable housing project regardless of a lapse of 3 years. It claimed Cheema being the head of the LDA awarded a Rs14 billion agreement to a joint endeavor led by Lahore Casa Firm in infraction of rules. It stated an agreement above Rs150 million can not be offered to any firm without bidding process.
The bureau likewise declared that Bismillah Design of Shahid Shafiq was a proxy firm servicing part of Apotheosis City Developers (Pvt) Ltd. It implicated Cheema of receiving illegal satisfaction in the form of 32 kanals from the owners of Paragon Developers. Shehbaz, being a previous chief minister, is accused of abuse of authority and obtaining the contract of M/s Ch Abdul Latif & Sons terminated.