An accountability court on Wednesday (June 12) granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) 14-day physical remand of Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz. NAB had requested for 15-day physical remand of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader.
Hamza Shehbaz was taken into custody by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday (June 11) after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected his interim bail in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case and assets beyond means sources of income cases.
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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17 August, 2019