The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will present PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif before an accountability court today (Tuesday).
The bureau will request for his physical remand for further investigation into money laundering case against him. Special security arrangements have been made to deter any untoward incident.
On Monday, the NAB arrested Shehbaz Sahrif after the Lahore High Court (LHC) denied him further extension in his interim bail.
The NAB team arrested him from the courtroom and took him to the NAB Lahore headquarters amid tight security.
A large number of PML-N supporters who were present on the court premises chanted slogans against the NAB and the government and clashed with the police.
A two-judge bench comprising Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem and Justice Farooq Haider dismissed the petition as withdrawn.
On the other hand, Maryam Nawaz, PML-N Central Vice President termed Shehbaz Sharif’s arrest as a sad day and said that the only reason for arresting Shehbaz Sharif was that he stood with his brother Nawaz Sharif.
She said that the PML-N leader has been punished for his loyalty to his elder brother, Hamza Shehbaz has not been proved guilty yet he is still in jail.
Maryam further added that Shehbaz Sharif had said that the APC declaration will be implemented 100%. This is the first time such a crackdown has taken place on the opposition. The government is innocent even after committing every sin.
The PML-N vice-president said that Shehbaz Sharif was not arrested on any corruption charge. He belonged to a business family which has been doing business since 1930.
Earlier, Shehbaz Sharif had met his son, Hamza Shehbaz at Kot Lakhpat Jail to inquire after his health.
According to sources, Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza’s meeting continued for around 1.5 hours at Kot Lakhpat’s prison cell.
They had exchanged views on the current political situation and other party affairs.
Sources added that Shehbaz also informed Hamza about the decisions taken in the all parties conference (APC). They also discussed the chances of more arrests by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).