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Shehbaz Sharif to be produced before accountability court tomorrow

LAHORE: Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif will be produced before an accountability court in Lahore on Saturday, ARY News reported.

A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team would bring him to the court in Lahore from Islamabad on Pakistan International Airline flight number PK-651.

The NAB would request the court for extension in remand of the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.

On Tuesday, an accountability court extended the transit remand of the opposition leader in the national assembly until November 10.

About a week earlier, a review petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) against its verdict of throwing out a bail plea of Shehbaz Sharif.

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The petition reads that the LHC’s decision declaring an appeal against Shehbaz’s arrest “non-maintainable” is “unlawful”. “If an investigation is ongoing against someone, they cannot be arrested,” the petition added.

Arrest of Shehbaz Sharif

The NAB on Oct 5 arrested Shehbaz Sharif inside its Lahore office where he was summoned to record his statement in connection with the Punjab Saaf Pani Company case.

A combined investigation team of the country’s top anti-graft watchdog quizzed him for an hour over his alleged role in awarding contract to his “favourite firm” in violation of laws in the Ashiana-i-Iqbal housing project.

The Bureau later issued a statement, declaring that former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif has been arrested in the scam.

Shahbaz’s blue-eyed officers, Lahore Development Authority former director general Ahad Cheema and Fawad Hasan Fawad, are already in NAB custody in the Ashiana Housing case.

 

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