Contingents of police and anti-riot force have surrounded Shehbaz’s 96-H Model Town residence.
Additional Director NAB Chaudhry Asghar while speaking to PML-N lawyer Atta Tarrar outside the Shehbaz family residence said, “We are here to arrest Hamza and should be allowed to go inside the house.”
“We have Hamza’s arrest warrant,” the NAB additional director said.
Speaking to the media, the NAB additional director said, “We are not being allowed inside the residence to arrest Hamza. We are here to arrest Hamza in cases pertaining to assets beyond known sources of income and money laundering.”
“We will not leave without arresting Hamza,” he asserted.
SP Model Town Ali Waseem, who is also present outside the Shehbaz family residence, said, “NAB has Hamza’s arrest warrants and we are trying to make contact to ask him to come out of his house.”
Regarding the raid, Punjab chief minister’s spokesperson Shahbaz Gill said, “NAB is independent and not bound to inform us regarding inquiries.”
“The accountability bureau has also arrested Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders,” Gill added. Criticising the PML-N’s reaction to the raid a day earlier, the Punjab CM’s spokesperson said, “PML-N’s reaction has always been shameful and they manhandled the NAB team yesterday.