Hamza Shehbaz takes to Lahore High Court against NAB’s raid

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LAHORE: PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court, challining yesterday’s raid by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) at his residence in Lahore.

In his plea, the Punjab’s’ opposition leader called NAB’s raid as unlawful and pleaded with the court to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the anti-graft body.

He also requested the high court to restrain the NAB from arresting him.

On Friday, NAB raided Shehbaz’s residence in order to arrest Hamza, but the team was faced resistance from the guards of PML-N leader.

In a press statement, NAB defended the raid, saying it had evidence against the PML-N leader in the assets beyond means and alleged money laundering case.

NAB officials were manhandled by Hamza’s guard and their clothes were torn, it said.

Meanwhile, NAB team conducted a second raid at Shehbaz Sharif’s residence on Saturday. Large numbers of police and Rangers personnel surrounded Hamza’s residence.

According to reports, PML-N activists have already reached Model Town and are chanting slogans against the NAB.