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NAB summons Shehbaz Sharif over housing scam



The National Accountability Bureau in Pakistan has issued a notice to Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif asking him to appear before a combined investigation team (CIT) in connection with an alleged graft in a housing scheme.

According to The Express Tribune, a notice was dispatched on Wednesday by the NAB Lahore Director General Saleem Shahbaz to Sharif's residence, which asked him to appear on January 22 before the CIT.

Yesterday, the day opposition parties joined hands in Lahore to demand Sharif's resignation.

Earlier in July 2015, the NAB had launched investigations into the matter after a protest and a press conference by those affected in the Paragon city project.

Reportedly, the Paragon City was a housing project owned by a federal minister of the ruling party. It was also reported that it is one of the biggest housing scams in the country.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Thu, January 18 2018. 15:00 IST