Lahore High Court (LHC) will hear the interim bail plea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering and assets beyond income cases today.
As per details, a two-member bench headed by Justice Tariq Abbasi will hear 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).
However, the petition could not be fixed for hearing before the division bench, constituted to hear NAB-related pleas, and Shehbaz did not appear before the bureau too.
The PML-N leader’s petition is at No 2 on the cause-list of urgent cases before the bench. Shehbaz Sharif, in his petition, stated that the inquiry against him was based on bad intentions as it had been launched at the precept of the incumbent government. He added that the Bureau leveled charges against him without any shred of evidence as he had been declaring his assets regularly.
A team of NAB Lahore officials had arrived at the residence of opposition leader Mian Shehbaz Sharif for his arrest but left empty-handed. The action came after PML-N leader had skipped the NAB appearance in assets beyond means and money laundering cases and presented a response through his representative Muhammad Faisal.