LAHORE (92 News) – An accountability court in Lahore on Wednesday has extended judicial remand of Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz till October 16 in money laundering and Ramazan Sugar Mills cases.
Accountability Court judge Jawad Ul Hassan heard the case. Hamza Shehbaz presented before court after judicial remand ends today. The court has directed NAB to re-produce the PML-N leader on October 16.
The security had been beefed up on Hamza Shahbaz’s court appearance. Roads adjacent to the accountability court had been blocked and irrelevant persons were not allowed to enter the premises.
It is pertinent to mention here that a trial pertaining to Ramzan Sugar Mills and money laundering which are as yet, ongoing against him. Hamza Shehbaz Sharif’s father Shehbaz Sharif apologized to appear before court due to the busy routine works inIslamabad.
Previously, NAB investigation officer told the court that his team had obtained additional evidences from the Chief Minister (CM) Office. He maintained that benami companies were made in the name of two employees of the CM Office – Ali Ahmed Khan and Mehr Nisar Ahmed.
The investigation officer said the anti-graft body had received the details of Chiniot property and required data from the Federal Board of Revenue (FBR), Securities and Exchange Commission of Pakistan (SECP) and other departments.
Speaking to the journalists, Hamza Shehbaz said the incumbent government has destroyed country’s economy and Pakistan is trapped in troubles. Prime Minister Imran Khan has prepared his political coffin by telling lies and taking u-turns.
The PML-N leader said that the incumbent government cannot run even all the leaders of opposition leaders may arrest.
On June 26, the court had extended Hamza’s physical remand
for 14 days upon the NAB’s request.
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.