Pakistan: National Accountability Bureau summons former Punjab CM Buzdar once more


Punjab’s former Chief Minister Usman Buzdar was summoned for the second time by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday in the Rent Case filed against him.

NAB sources said that the officials would question Buzdar and check the relevant documents connected with the case.

The NAB began investigating the Punjab ex-CM after he failed to fully explain the financial details of the rent of a building in Lahore owned by his uncle. Reportedly, the rent of the building soared 15 times during Buzdar’s tenure as Punjab CM.

NAB also raised questions about luxury vehicles given to Buzdar and his family members from the government.

The Lahore NAB has summoned Buzdar and his uncle for further interrogation. This is the second time Buzdar has been summoned by the anti-corruption watchdog since the inquiry began last year.

The inquiry against Buzdar was initiated following complaints questioning the sources of his income and assets since he held public office. His predecessor Shehbaz Sharif is already being investigated by the NAB over allegations of corruption, misuse of government funds and wasteful expenditure.