On Wednesday The Lahore High Court granted pre-arrest bail to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif till June 17 in the assets beyond means and money laundering case
According to sources, PML-N leaders Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Ahsan Iqbal, Rana Sanullah, Fazal Chaudhry and Rana Arshad are also present at the court for the hearing.
Earlier on June 1, Shehbaz Sharif’s legal team had filed the pre-arrest bail petition, a day before he was required to appear before NAB. However, the bail petition could not be fixed for hearing before the bench yesterday.
Also Shehbaz for a third time, had refused to appear before NAB, citing health concerns. In a statement submitted to the bureau, he said: “It has been widely reported in the media that some NAB officials have tested positive for Covid-19. Please appreciate [that] I am a cancer survivor and 69 years old. I have been advised limited exposure on account of the peculiar background of low immunity.”
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After he did not appear for the NAB hearing, NAB and police team raided the PML-N president’s residence in Lahore’s Model Town to arrest him but left on learning that he was not present there.
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