The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday, has decided to freeze assets of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif in illegal properties case. 

NAB has written a letter to launch an inquiry against Shehbaz Sharif. Moreover, NAB has also written to investigate the undeclared properties and luxury vehicles owned by the PML-N President. 

The decision came a day after UK-based publication Daily Mail alleged the involvement of Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif, in a money laundering scandal. 

According to a report published in the Daily Mail, Britain's Department for International Development (DFID) had transferred £500 million of UK taxpayers' money as an aid for the victims of earthquake during the tenure of Shahbaz Sharif as chief minister.

The legal documents disclosed that Shahbaz's son-in-law received about £1 million from a fund established to help the victims of the earthquake, to which DFID gave £54 million from UK taxpayers.