NAB arrests Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case

NAB arrests Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case
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Lahore: (Staff Report) The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on Monday after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected his interim bail in money laundering case.

According to details, NAB officials took Shehbaz Sharif into custody from the court room after his bail was rejected.

Earlier on Thursday, the LHC extended the interim bail of the PML-N president till Monday in money laundering and assets beyond means cases.

LHC Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem headed two-member bench for hearing the case.

During the hearing, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) requested the respected judges to reject Shahbaz Sharif's bail application.

Shahbaz Sharif said that he was accused of exceeding powers as the Chief Minister of Punjab.

The court stopped him from speaking and remarked that the lawyer of the former CM must argue on behalf of the client.

Shahbaz Sharif’s lawyer argued that NAB could not prove in which office his client misused powers.

He said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government’s political interference had been obvious in this case as NAB was following Shahzad Akbar’s directions.

When court asked him to complete his arguments, Shahbaz Sharif’s counsel sought more time after which the court adjourned hearing of the case till September 28.

Earlier, opposition leader arrived in court amid tight security arrangements.