Accountability court extends judicial remand of Shehbaz Sharif

Staff Reporter

An accountability court here on Thursday extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif after reviewing jail warrant in money-laundering reference.

The court also approved exemption from the hearing plea of Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz and adjourned the proceedings till May 4.

Earlier, Lahore High Court (LHC) had approved the bail plea of Shehbaz Sharif in a money laundering case.

After hearing arguments from both sides, the court had directed the authorities to release him from Kot Lakhpat jail over two surety bonds of Rs5 million each.

LHC had granted bail to Hamza Shehbaz in money laundering case after 20 months and directed the authorities to release him from the jail over submission of two surety bonds.

Shehbaz Sharif had termed the allegations of money laundering and kickback as baseless.

Daily Mail’s lawyer had confessed to not having enough evidence during the proceedings in the British court, he added.

NAB prosecutor said that London’s verdict has nothing to do with this case. PML-N president had also submitted an appreciation letter of the Chinese ambassador in the court on which, NAB prosecutor raised objections.