Lahore (Staff Report): An accountability court on Thursday granted seven-day transit remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) presented the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly before the accountability court and sought his transit remand.
The court ordered the anti graft body’s director general NAB to allow Shahbaz to meet his family according to the law and also ordered that his medical check up be conducted.
Shehbaz will be taken to the Lahore airport and will be flown to Islamabad so he can attend tomorrow’s NA session as National Speaker Asad Qaiser has issued production orders for Shehbaz to attend a November 23 session called by opposition parties.
Punjab’s former chief minister has been in NAB’s custody since October 5 in connection to the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme scam.
Ahead of Shehbaz’s arrival in court, security has been tightened and roads leading to the premises have been blocked.
This is the third time NAB requested Shehbaz's transit remand. On November 10, Shehbaz's physical remand was extended until Nov 24.
Earlier, on November 6, an accountability court in Islamabad had extended his transit remand until Nov 10.