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LHC to hear bail plea of Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case today


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

22nd Sep, 2020. 10:15 am
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The Lahore High Court (LHC) will conduct the hearing of the interim bail plea of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case today (Tuesday).

Earlier, the LHC had extended the interim bail of Shehbaz Sharif, till today. The court has summoned lawyers of the parties in the case.

A two-member bench headed by Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem will hear the bail plea of the opposition leader. However, he is expected to appear before the court.

Earlier on September 16, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had extended interim bail of Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) in money laundering case.

On August 25, an accountability court had sought arguments on an application seeking to unfreeze assets of Shehbaz Sharif and members of his family.

Shehbaz had stated in his plea that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) froze his family’s properties in utter disregard for the actual facts as assets can not be frozen during the process of investigation.

He had requested the accountability court to review its verdict of allowing the national graft buster to freeze the assets.

Last year on December 11, the accountability court had ordered authorities to freeze properties of the PML-N president and his family.

The court, in its verdict, had directed the authorities concerned to freeze all assets of Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz, Suleman Shehbaz, two wives of the leader, including Nusrat Shehbaz and Tehmina Durrani.

Moreover, Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz’s medical reports had been presented before an accountability court of Lahore on September 14.

The accountability court had conducted the money laundering case against Shehbaz Sharif family.

According to PML-N leader Atta Tarar, Hamza Shehbaz had tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

Doctor Muhammad Afzal Khan of Kot Lakhpat Jail presented medical reports of Hamza Shehbaz and stated that the PML-N stalwart will undergo another coronavirus test.