LHC extends Shahbaz’s interim bail till Aug 17

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Amraiz Khan

Lahore

The Lahore High Court on Thursday extended interim bail of PML-N president and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif in the assets beyond means and money laundering case until August 17.
A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Abid Masood Naqvi, took up the bail petition. During the hearing, the court excused itself from hearing the case and referred it to another bench.
Earlier on July 16, LHC had extended interim bail of Shahbaz Sharif till July 23 in the same cases. On June 1, Shahbaz Sharif had filed a bail plea in LHC to avoid arrest in assets beyond means and money laundering cases.
On the occasion, strict security arrangements were taken to avoid any untoward situation as PML-N leaders Rana Sanaullah and others scores of party workers reached the LHC to express solidarity with their leader.