LHC forms new bench to hear Hamza Shehbaz’s bail petition

LHC forms new bench to hear Hamza Shehbaz’s bail petition

Lahore (Staff Report): The Lahore High Court on Wednesday constituted a new two-member bench to hear Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz’ bail petition.


The bench, comprising Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Shahid Waheed Khan will hear the petitions of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader related to assets beyond means and money laundering on June 3.

A day earlier, a two-judge LHC bench comprising Justice Ali Baqar Najafi and Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem rescued itself from hearing the bail plea of the lawmaker after he expressed reservations on it in the pretext of NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal’s interaction with columnist Javed Chaudhry.

On May 22, a two-member bench of the LHC headed by Justice Baqir Ali Najafi granted bail to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader in Ramzan Sugar Mills, Punjab Saaf Pani and assets beyond means cases till May 28.