Lahore (Staff Report): The accountability court has extended Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif’s remand for further 14 days in Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme scam.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) presented Shehbaz Sharif before the accountability court as Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president’s transit remand is expiring today (Saturday).
On October 29, an accountability court had granted Punjab’s former chief minister a three-day transit remand to attend National Assembly sessions. The leader of the opposition in NA was then flown to Islamabad and his Minister’s Enclave residence had been declared sub-jail.
An accountability court in Islamabad had on October 31 extended Shehbaz’s transit remand till November 6 and then till November 10.
The younger Sharif was taken to Lahore from Islamabad early Saturday; his lawyer Amjad Pervaiz would be arguing before Judge Najamul Hassan. Hamza Shehbaz and scores of PML-N loyalists also assembled in the vicinity of the court.
Strict security arrangements have been put in place with troops of Rangers, Anti-riot force and police deployed in the vicinity of accountability court tucked near civil secretariat.
Shehbaz was arrested on October 5 in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case after he appeared before NAB in the Saaf Pani case.