Court extends Hamza Shehbaz’s physical remand for 14-days

LAHORE: An accountability court on Wednesday approved a 14-day physical remand of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz till July 10 after he was presented before the court in Lahore today.

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Hamza who was arrested by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on June 11 after the Lahore High Court rejected his interim bail in the Ramzan Sugar Mills and money laundering cases was presented by the accountability watchdog team.

NAB has requested for a 15-day physical remand of the PML-N leader.

Strict security measures have been put in place with roads leading up to the accountability court closed off.

A day earlier, a two-member bench comprising Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Shahid Waheed Khan heard petitions of the PML-N leader as he appeared before the LHC following the expiration of his interim bail.

The Ramzan mills reference was filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in February this year against Hamza and his father, former chief minister of Punjab Shehbaz Sharif. The NAB reference alleges that the former chief minister misused his authority by using public funds for the construction of a bridge to facilitate the Ramzan mills, owned by his sons.

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