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LHC extends interim bail of Hamza Shehbaz till Nov 20

ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court on Tuesday extended interim bail of Hamza Shehbaz, son of former chief minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, until November 20 in a case pertaining to accumulation of assets beyond known sources of income, ARY News reported.

Hamza had approached the LHC seeking extension in his interim bail to avoid possible arrest amid the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigation.

The PML-N leader had also requested the court that the case proceedings may also be deferred because his lawyer, Nazir Tarar, was going abroad to attend a conference.

During the last hearing at NAB on Nov 9, the anti-graft body had sent summons to Hamza Shehbaz and his brother Salman Shehbaz to present them self before the bureau, however, Salman did not appear as he was currently in London.

According to sources, three deputy directors of NAB from the intelligence, prosecution and investigation wings interrogated Hamza.

Punjab Assembly opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz is alleged in another case pertaining to financial irregularities in the Saaf Pani Company. He also had recorded his statement with the bureau on the charges against him.

It is pertinent to mention that Shehbaz Sharif, who is the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, is under the custody of bureau for his alleged involvement in Rs 14 billion Ashiyana-i-Iqbal housing project scam.

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