A Lahore High Court division bench granted pre-arrest bail to Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif till June 17.
According to the details, Lahore High Court heard the interim bail plea filed by Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering and assets beyond income cases.
A two-member bench headed by Justice Tariq Abbasi heard the case. On June 1, Shehbaz’s legal team had filed a petition before he was required to appear before a combined investigation team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Also yesterday, for a third time, Shehbaz had refused to appear before NAB, citing health concerns. In a statement submitted to the bureau, he said: “It has been widely reported in the media that some NAB officials have tested positive for Covid-19.”
“Please appreciate [that] I am a cancer survivor and and 69 years old. I have been advised limited exposure on account of the peculiar background of low immunity,” he said.
He added that he was available to answer any queries by the investigation team via Skype.
After he did not appear for the NAB hearing, A team of NAB Lahore officials had arrived at the residence of opposition leader Mian Shehbaz Sharif for his arrest but left empty-handed.