Court puts off NAB plea to close inquiry against Shehbaz

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LAHORE: An accountability court in Lahore adjourned the NAB plea to close inquiry against Shehbaz over alleged illegal allotment of twelve plots.

The court put off the hearing due to the presiding officer of the court being on leave. It directed the lawyers representing parties to the case to turn up in court tomorrow to forward their arguments.

The anti-corruption watchdog shelved the inquiry pending for the past 20 years for want of evidence.

It said all record was completely gutted due to a fire engulfing the building of the Lahore Development Authority (LDA). There is no evidence to corroborate charges against Shehbaz Sharif, it added.

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Moreover, the bureau said, two people, Mian Attaullah and Mian Raza Attauallah, named in the inquiry have passed away.

The former Punjab chief minister had been accused of allotting 12 plots to his favorite persons. Lahore NAB had close inquiry against Shehbaz and others in 2000.

Lahore Development Authority (LDA) acquired the land of Mozu Nawan Kot for Gulshan Ravi Society in 1978 and was to provide 10-marla plots in return. However, the bureau said, one kanal plots were given to favuorite persons against law.

When NAB launched investigation, orders were issued for cancellation of plots.

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