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Shehbaz reaches Parliament to attend NA session

ISLAMABAD: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday arrived at the Parliament House to attend the assembly session.

Mr Sharif, escorted by a two-member team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), arrived in the federal capital from Lahore via PK-652 flight.

Earlier, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser had issued a production order for Leader of the Opposition to attend the assembly session.

According to the production order, NAB was asked to allow Shehbaz Sharif to attend the session on a daily basis under the rules.

A day earlier, an accountability court 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.

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