Jang Group CEO Shakilur Rehman arrested by NAB

Mir Shakilur Rahman

Lahore, 12 March 2020 – Staff Reporter:

Editor-in-chief of Geo/Jang Group Mir Shakilur Rahman was arrested in Lahore by the National Accountability Bureau on Thursday in a case pertaining to the purchase of a 54-kanal piece of land, said the bureau’s spokesperson Nawazish Ali.

On March 5, Shakilur Rehman had appeared before the anti-corruption watchdog and had informed the bureau that he purchased the land from a private owner and that he possessed evidence of the same.

According to NAB, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had illegally leased the land to Rehman in 1986.