Hamza Shehbaz in NAB’s custody, LHC cancels his interim bail

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LAHORE: Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected his interim bail in the Ramzan Sugar Mills and money laundering cases.  A two member bench comprising Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Shahid Waheed Khan heard petitions of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader as he appeared before the LHC following the expiration of his interim bail expired today.

During the hearing, NAB’s Additional Prosecutor General Jahanzeb Bharwana told the court that Hamza’s assets were not according to his income and that the PML-N leader and his family are involved in money laundering.

The court after hearing NAB’s arguments rejected Hamza’s plea for an extension for his interim bail.

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