Court extends Hamza Shahbaz’s judicial remand

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Amraiz Khan

Lahore

Accountability court on Friday extended judicial remand of Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz till January 31 in assets beyond income case. As per media reports during the hearing, the court has directed investigation officer to file the reference against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader as soon as possible. On June 11, the accountability watchdog had arrested Hamza in the same case after Lahore High Court (LHC) turned down his applications for extension in interim bail. In the hearing on June 11, Salman Butt, the defense counsel for Hamza, had argued that according to the NAB ordinance, the bureau could not issue arrest warrants unless an inquiry over the matter was completed.

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