AC extends judicial remand of Shehbaz, Hamza till March 4

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Lahore – Staff Reporter:

Accountability court on Wednesday has extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz till March 4 in money laundering case.

During the hearing, the accountability judge expressed resentment over disturbing order in the court.

On the occasion, strict security arrangements were taken at the court to avoid any untoward situation.

In the previous hearing, 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 British court, he added.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor said that London’s verdict has nothing to do with this case.

On November 11, 2020, Mian Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz Sharif were indicted in money laundering reference by accountability court.

All the accused in the case pleaded not guilty. Shehbaz Sharif, while rejecting allegations of the anti-graft watchdog, said that he was being politically victimized.

On September 28, 2020, NAB team had arrested Shehbaz Sharif in money laundering case after Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected his bail plea.

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