NAB court extends Shahbaz Sharif’s physical remand till October 20

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

13th Oct, 2020. 12:50 pm

The Accountability Court has extended the physical remand of Opposition leader and President Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz Shahbaz Sharif in a money laundering case for seven days.

According to the details, the Accountability Court of Lahore has ordered to produce the accused again on October 20.

While hearing the case, The court also directed the NAB to complete the investigation within a week.

Earlier during the hearing,  The court ordered to produce the accused in the courtroom and asked why the Leader of the Opposition Shahbaz Sharif has not appeared yet?

On which the NAB prosecutor said, “we try to produce the accused in court as soon as possible, but the accused himself is not punctual.”

The public prosecutor said that all the facilities are being provided to Shahbaz Sharif.

Shahbaz Sharif complained that the (NAB) officials were treating him in an “inhumane and humiliating” manner in jail.

While giving his statement to the accountability court, Shahbaz said he knew he was in custody on the court’s orders, but it was his basic right that he receive medical treatment for his back pain, which he has been suffering from for 25 years.

The PML-N leader told the court that he used to ask for assistance in changing the position of his chair for prayers, but on October 1 and 2, he was refused assistance when he sought help from jail officials.

Shahbaz also alleged that instead of being served food on a table, as was usual till recently, his food is now being placed on the floor.

“This is being deliberately so that I have to bend to pick it up. It is happening at the behest of Imran Khan and Shehzad Akbar,” Shahbaz alleged.

The Opposition leader warned that he would register an FIR against the prime minister and his aide on accountability, Shehzad Akbar, if anything happens to his health.

Responding to Shahbaz’s complaint, the presiding judge said the court will not tolerate any inhumane treatment during detention and that the court’s orders will have to be followed in letter and spirit as long as the accused is in custody.

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