New Delhi: In a major development, Pakistan’s National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Thursday arrested Mir Shakil-ur-Rehman, the Editor-in-Chief of the Jang Media Group and Geo TV, in Lahore, in connection with a land purchase case, local media has reported. Also Read - Watch: Pakistan Journalist Who Once Interviewed Buffalo Goes Viral Again For Royal Action
According to reports, the arrest was made in connection with a piece of land sold by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, allegedly illegally, to Rehman in 1986. At the time, Sharif was Chief Minister of the Punjab state. Also Read - Pak apex court orders to remove Bilawal's name from ECL, JIT report
Thursday’s development took place after Rehman appeared before the NAB for questioning, earlier in the day, about the land in question. He was arrested after officials were not convinced with his answers. The agency will produce him in an accountability court tomorrow, seeking his physical remand. Also Read - Nawaz Sharif shifted to Kot Lakhpat jail in Lahore
This was the second round of questioning that Rehman was subjected to, having earlier been interrogated on March 5. In the first round of questioning, he is said to have told the NAB, which the country’s anti-corruption watchdog, that the said property was purchased from a private owner and that he had evidence of the same.
Afterwards, speaking to media, he had said that such accusations had been made against him in the past too but were proven to be ‘false.’ He had also expressed hope that this case, too, would be decided fairly by the NAB, as well as courts of law.