Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday has skipped National Accountability Bureau (NAB) hearing on assets case due to coronavirus fear.

PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb told that Shehbaz Sharif has provided the required documents to the anti-corruption watchdog. The investigation officers can hold video conference if they want to interrogate the PML-N president, she added.

On the other hand, NAB has expressed dissatisfaction over Shehbaz Sharif’s reply and re-summoned him on May 4.

NAB had directed Shehbaz Sharif to appear in assets beyond means case today (Wednesday) and warned of using legal way if he will not cooperate in the probe.

On October 5, 2018, the NAB had arrested Shehbaz Sharif in the scam and was charged with awarding illegal contracts to his favorite firm.

He was apprehended during his appearance before NAB in Saaf Pani Company scam. Sources told that three files were tabled before him. The bureau quizzed Sharif regarding a tender awarded to a private consultancy company for a survey of the Saaf Pani company.

On February 15, LHC had ordered to release Shehbaz Sharif after approving his bail plea.