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LHC extends Shehbaz Sharif’s interim bail in money laundering case till August 17

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

23rd Jul, 2020. 12:23 pm
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Shehbaz's interim bail in money laundering case extended till July 23

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday has extended interim bail of Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case till August 17.

According to the details, LHC conducted hearing on Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif’s plea seeking extension in interim bail in money laundering and assets beyond income cases.

Shehbaz Sharif has appeared before the court. On the occasion, strict security arrangements have been taken to avoid any untoward situation.

Earlier on July 16, LHC had extended interim bail of Shehbaz Sharif till July 23 in the same cases.

On June 1, Shehbaz Sharif had filed a bail plea in LHC to avoid arrest in assets beyond means and money laundering cases.

The opposition leader, in his plea, took the stance that NAB might arrest him in a pending inquiry. The anti-corruption watchdog had prepared the case with malicious intentions as he has been declaring his assets regularly, Shehbaz stated.

The petition, which was filed through Advocate Amjad Pervaiz, stated that Shehbaz Sharif started his business in 1972 and played an important role in agriculture, sugar and textile industries and joined politics in 1988 for the betterment of the society.

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