ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has lamented the manhandling and harassment of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Officials by guards of Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, terming it ‘extremely reprehensible’.
Earlier in the day, a NAB team conducted a raid at Shahbaz Sharif’s residence for arresting his son Hamza Shahbaz on the basis of solid evidence in cases related to assets beyond means and alleged money laundering. However Hamza Sharif’s guards manhandled the NAB team and tore their clothes besides giving death threats.
In a statement, the NAB said that its officials had arrest warrants for Hamza Shahbaz, adding that it wasn’t necessary for the bureau to inform the suspect beforehand about their arrest.
While commenting on the manhandling of NAB officials at Hamza Shahbaz’s residence, the PTI Central Secretary Information Omar Sarfaraz Cheema came down hard upon Hamza Shahbaz, saying that today’s harassment of NAB Officials at his residence in Lahore once again proved that house Sharif considers itself above law.
Omar Sarfaraz Cheema said that Sharif clan cannot escape accountability by shielding themselves with workers. He said that there is no ambiguity left that Sharif clan has nothing to present to justify their looted wealth.
“Only the law authorities have the jurisdiction to arrest or release any person owing to the inquiries against him/her,” he said.