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Nawaz consults lawyers about NAB cases against Sharif family

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday held consultations with his legal advisers about cases filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) against the Sharif family, including his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif, ARY News reported.

As per details, the former premier specifically discussed the graft case against PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif and his physical remand.

Advocate Naseer Bhutta said the younger Sharif’s lawyers would vehemently oppose any plea by NAB to further extend his physical remand.

An accountability court earlier on Tuesday extended the physical remand of PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif until Oct 30 for a probe into the Ashiana-i-Iqbal housing project scam.

The accountability judge extended Mr Sharif’s remand on the request of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

NAB officials produced the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly in court amid tight security on the completion of his 10-day physical remand.

As the judge resumed hearing of the case, a NAB lawyer pleaded with him to extend the remand of Mr Sharif for 15 more days.

He said the Bureau needed the PML-N president’s custody for further probe into the scam.

On Oct 6, Judge Najmul Hassan handed Shehbaz over in NAB custody on its request for questioning in the scam.

A NAB prosecutor requested the judge to remand the PML-N leader in their custody for interrogation for 15 days.

He said the former Punjab chief minister misused his powers, causing a huge loss to the national kitty.



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