The Lahore High Court’s two-judge bench headed by Justice Malik Bashir Ahmed Khan on Monday (April 8) barred the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from arresting Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz till April 17 and ordered Hamza to pay surety bonds worth Rs10 million. Hamza arrived Lahore High Court amid tight security.
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday (April 6) reached Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif’s Model Town residence for the second time to arrest him. Contingents of police and anti-riot force have surrounded Shehbaz’s 96-H Model Town residence.
Hamza along with his brother Salman, is accused of embezzling Rs200 million from public funds in order to build a bridge benefiting Ramzan Sugar Mills — of which he is a director — in Chiniot. The money, according to NAB, was released by then chief minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, who is also a suspect in the case. Hamza is also accused of owning assets beyond means and is being probed by a combined investigation team from NAB.
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