Assets beyond income: Shehbaz Sharif’s interim bail extended till July 23
LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday has extended interim bail of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif till July 23 in money laundering and assets beyond income cases.
During the proceedings, the opposition leader in National Assembly appeared before court and requested to extend his bail.
The PML-N leaders violated the SOPs of coronavirus during the Shebaz Sharif’s appearance in the court. They pushed police officials and exchanged heated words.
Meanwhile, the strict security arrangements have been taken to avoid any untoward incident.
Earlier, the LHC extended interim bail of Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case until July 16. A two-member bench headed by Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem of the high court heard the bail petition. Azam Nazir Tarar, his lawyer, said that he has tested negative for the novel coronavirus.
“Why didn’t Shehbaz Sharif show up if his Covid-19 test report came back negative,” questioned the bench. Sharif’s lawyer told the judges that as per health experts, a coronavirus patient is declared as having recovered from the disease after his two test reports come back negative. He added the PML-N leader is not completely fit.
The court approved the PML-N leader’s plea for exemption from personal appearance.
After hearing detailed arguments of Shehbaz Sharif’s lawyer, the court extended the bail till July 16.
It is worth mentioning here that he has been accused of owning more assets than his known sources of income. The opposition leader’s arrest warrant in the case was issued on May 28, according to NAB.