LAHORE (92 News) – An accountability court in Lahore on Friday extended the judicial remand of Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz till August 21 in Ramzan Sugar Mills corruption case on Friday.
The hearing was presided over by the Duty Judge Waseem Akhtar. The court on NAB’s request extended judicial remand of the opposition leader in Punjab Assembly for 12 days.
Shehbaz Sharif skipped today’s court appearance due to non-availability. On this occasion, strict security measures were taken around the Accountability Court to avert any mishap.
On June 11, the premier anti-corruption watchdog had arrested Hamza in the same cases and shifted him to the bureau’s headquarter at Thokar Niaz Baig in Lahore after the Lahore High Court (LHC) turned down his applications for extension in his interim bail.
The National Accountability Bureau
(NAB) in February had filed a reference against the two alleging that the former Punjab chief minister misused his authority by using public funds for the construction of a bridge to facilitate the Ramzan mills, owned by his sons.