LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday granted pre-arrest bail of Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif in an assets and money laundering case till June 17.
The LHC ordered the PML-N president to submit surety bond worth of Rs0.5 million. He reached in the LHC in a private vehicle with his driver. The court granted the opposition leader interim bail till June 17. He left for home after the pre-arrest bail.
Earlier today, the National Accountability Burea (NAB) was ready to arrest Shehbaz Sharif before reaching the LHC premises.
The NAB teams were mobilized inside and outside the LHC for arresting Shehbaz Sharif as well as the police were also ready to avert any untoward situation. Water cannon is also shifted in the GPO chowk to control the PML-N workers.
Yesterday, the watchdog body raided the residences of Shehbaz Sharif in Model Town
and Jati Umra after he did not turn up before the anti-corruption watchdog.
After his failure to appear before the NAB, a team with a heavy contingent of police reached his residence at Model Town. The NAB officials remained at his residence for two hours and continue to ask about Shehbaz Sharif.
Meanwhile, a large number of PML-N workers and leaders reached there and scuffled with the officials. They also chanted slogans against the NAB. Later, the NAB team raided his residence at Jati Umra.