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Arguments completed in Shehbaz’s bail plea in LHC

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of bail plea filed by Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif until tomorrow, ARY News reported.

A two-judge bench comprising Justice Malik Shahzad and Justice Mirza Waqas heard the bail petition, here today.

NAB’s Special Prosecutor Akram Qureshi in his arguments said that no measures were taken out for draining out the contaminated water from the Ramzan Sugar Mills and construction of nullah cost national exchequer rs 213 mn.

Upon query of the court, Qureshi said, Hamza Shehbaz is also an accused in the reference. The bureau has not issued his arrest warrants as he was cooperating with the NAB in the investigation.

Read more: NAB nominates Shahbaz, Hamza in Ramzan Sugar Mills case

“NAB only issues arrest warrants of the accused on non-cooperation in the investigation,” he continued.

The counsel of Shehbaz in his arguments said the nullah was constructed to benefit seven localities of the adjoining areas not the mills.

He alleged that the accountability watchdog has filed a politically motivated reference against his client.

Meanwhile, the court after completion of arguments from the both sides adjourned the hearing of the plea until tomorrow.

The lawyer of Fawad Hassan Fawad was asked to present his arguments tomorrow.

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