Former chief minister Punjab and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif appeared before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Today, in the Saaf Pani Company and Punjab Power Company corruption cases.

Prior to that the Accountability Bureau had summoned Shehbaz on July 5 over allegations that the former chief minister Punjab misused his authority during his tenure and was involved in corruption.

Due to personal commitments, Shehbaz had requested to be summoned a day earlier today, and he appeared before NAB Lahore office today.

Earlier on June 4,The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore had summoned Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday in Saaf Pani Company corruption case.

Sources said the chief minister had been served subpoena to turn up before a team of the bureau on June 4 to submit certain documents along with answer to its queries with regard to the probe. He had also been given a questionnaire.

Lately, Punjab Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed conceded before the Supreme Court that a single drop of water couldn’t be made available to the people of the province despite government having spent Rs4 billion on the Saaf Pani Project. 

Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed a two-judge bench of the apex court, was hearing a suo motu case pertaining to non-provision of potable water to the people of the province at Lahore registry.

The chief secretary told the judges that so far Rs4 billion had been spent on Punjab Saaf Pani Company (PSPC), set up with an aim to ensure supply of potable water to the people, but not a single drop of water could be supplied.

Justice Nisar expressed displeasure over the authorities, saying so much money was squandered on the advertisement campaign, but the project couldn’t be completed.

He reiterated that everyone will be held accountable and that he will ensure every single penny of public money is returned to the national exchequer.