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Final arguments sought on Shehbaz family’s plea for unfreezing assets

LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday sought final arguments on a plea moved by Punjab Assembly opposition leader Hamza Shehbaz and his mother Nusrat Shehbaz seeking to unfreeze their assets.

The court adjourned the hearing until February 3 when lawyers representing the applicants will forward their final arguments. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor submitted a report in the court.

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The applicants stated in their plea that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) froze their properties in utter disregard for the actual facts as assets can not be frozen at a time when the investigation process is still underway.

They requested the accountability court to review its verdict of allowing the national graft buster to freeze the assets.

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On Dec 11, 2019, the accountability court had ordered authorities to freeze properties of the PML-N president and his family.  The court, in its verdict, directed the authorities concerned to freeze all assets of Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz, Suleman Shehbaz, two wives of Shehbaz including Nusrat Shehbaz and Tehmina Durrani.



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