Shehbaz brought Khawaja Asif’s name in the NAB investigation himself, said Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi.
The Punjab Assembly speaker and PML-Q leader remarked that the opposition leader in the National Assembly was asked about the Nandipur power plant and he told investigators that Asif gave the contract for it.
On his return to the National Assembly on Wednesday, Shehbaz said that the accountability bureau had asked him to make statements against former defence minister Asif but he had refused.
In an interview with SAMAA TV, Elahi said that Shehbaz mentioned it in parliament because he didn’t want PML-N leaders questioning his ‘betrayal’. He was trying to justify his lies, Elahi added. The PML-N chief is currently in NAB custody for involvement in the Ashiana housing scam.