LHC extends Hamza Shahbaz’s interim bail till May 22
LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) has extended the interim bail of PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz till May 22.
A two-member bench headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najafi heard the bail plea.
Hamza Shehbaz’s counsel said that the court had ordered the NAB to present reasons of his client’s arrest. “The documents have not been presented despite the court orders,” he said.
He said that the NAB officials were raiding the houses and harassing the family members.
Earlier on April 25, the Lahore High Court (LHC) extended the interim bail of Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz in three cases till May 8.
During the hearing, Hamza Shehbaz’s lawyer argued that the permission of magistrate compulsory if anyone has to be arrest in money laundering case. He also said that they were not informed about the complaints and reasons to arrest, adding that any content which is being used against any accused could not be concealed from him.
The NAB prosecutor told the court they had received a report of financial monitoring unit about suspected transaction, adding that they cannot reveal the report of financial monitoring unit. The court asked from the NAB prosecutor, is this report’s sections will become the part of case. To reply, the prosecutor apprised that this would be depending on the investigation.
The court extended the interim bail of Hamza Shehbaz till may 8.
Earlier, the NAB prosecutor told the court they had asked several questions from Hamza, but he said he would reply to answers in court. The LHC granted Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz interim bail in the Ramazan Sugar Mills and Saaf Pani cases.
Justice Malik Shahzad Ahmed also ordered him to furnish two surety bonds worth Rs 10 million each.
During the hearing, the judge expressed anger over presence of irrelevant lawyers in court and remarked that he had warned that court etiquettes should be followed. “Political workers take selfies in court and how will look into the matter.