Hamza Appears Before NAB, Says His Hands Are Clean

Leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Hamza Shahbaz Sharif appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in clean water corruption case today.
During the session headed by Assistant Director Saqib Haider, Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif’s son was interrogated over 13 questions regarding the scam for about two and a half hour.
Talking to media after appearance, Hamza Shahbaz said that no one is above the law and that he is not a member of Saaf Pani Company. I only participated in five meetings, he added.
The leader further told that he had faced six-month imprisonment during former Prime Minister (PM) Benazir Bhutto’s tenure. My hands are clean, he asserted.
Hamza has been accused of possessing information or evidence related to the scam as he had attended its various meetings.
On May 10, Hamza Shahbaz was asked to appear before the NAB on May 18(today) with regard to a corruption inquiry against the management of Punjab Saaf Pani Company.
“The competent authority has taken the cognizance of offence(s) committed by the subject accused persons under the provisions of NAO, 1999,” read the notice issued by NAB Lahore to the lawmaker.
“The inquiry against management/officers/officials of Punjab Saaf Pani Company (South) and others has revealed that you are in possession of information/evidence whatsoever, which relates to the commission of the said offence(s),” it said.
“Moreover, you attended various meetings related to issues pertaining to the affairs of Punjab Saaf Pani Company.”
The anti-graft body, through the notice, asked Hamza to appear before it on May 18(Today).