Lahore (Staff Report): Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif on Monday reached the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) regional office to record his statement in an inquiry related to the Ashiana-e-Iqbal Housing Scheme.

According to sources, Shehbaz arrived at NAB 's Lahore office without official protocol and recorded his statement for an hour-and-a-half.

On January 17, NAB Lahore had issued a notification stating that it has been conducting an inquiry against management/officials of Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC), Lahore Casa Developers, Lahore Development Authority and others.

The letter read that the prima facie, Shehbaz Sharif , being the Punjab chief minister, ordered "cancellation of award of contract of Ashiana-e-Iqbal to successful bidder Ch Latif and Sons, leading to award of contract to Lahore Casa Developers (JV), a proxy of Paragon City (Pvt) Limited, which resulted in the loss of Rs 193 million approximately."