A team of Pakistan’s accountability bureau arrived at the Lahore residence of Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif for a second day on Saturday.
The NAB team brought magistrate and police with it too. Seven to eight members have entered the house and seem to be negotiating with PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz.
NAB has been investigating Shehbaz and his sons for owning more assets than their known sources of income. It raided Shehbaz’s Model Town residence on Friday afternoon and left after an hour.
The area has been cordoned off and a heavy contingent of police officers has been deployed in Model Town. Anti-riot police have been deployed too.
NAB Deputy Director Chaudhry Asghar said that the team will not leave till Hamza is arrested. “We have all the evidence now and an arrest warrant.” He said that the opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly is accused of money laundering. “Hamza Shehbaz is hiding in the basement.”
PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb told SAMAA TV that this is illegal and it shouldn’t be allowed to continue.