LAHORE - The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has also initiated inquiry against PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on charges of holding assets beyond means and making illegal appointments in the Ministry of Information she held during the last PML-N government. Media, quoting the spokesperson of NAB, reported that probe against Marriyum had been started on a private complaint and name of the complainant had not been disclosed at this stage.

Meanwhile, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb on behalf of the party has denounced placing the name of Hamza Shehbaz on the ECL. She stated that Hamza was first told at the immigration counter that his name was on the black list but changing the stance later he was apprised about his name on the ECL. She said change in the stance of FIA officers spoke volumes about intense pressure the agency was facing.

Marriyum said it was not understandable why Hamza was denied travel abroad when LHC and the accountability court had held that he was not wanted in any case. This amply showed that the Sharif family was being specifically targeted by the government.

Referring to Zulfi Bokhari’s Umrah travel along with PM Imran Khan, she said the blue-eyed boy was allowed to go abroad on the plea that his name was on the black list while Hamza was restrained at the airport. Marriyum said the same law was being differently applied on the ruling and opposition men at the moment.

“Is Hamza Shehbaz a fugitive or a terrorist that he has been denied to leave the country,” she asked. Marriyum said the gun barrel of NAB was pointed only to the Sharifs while the bureau was keeping its eyes closed to others including Aleema Khan, Zulfi Bokhari, Aleem Khan and others PTI men. She also announced to challenge the NAB moves before the judicial forum.