Court extends physical remand of Hamza Shehbaz by 11 days

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LAHORE: An Accountability Court on Saturday approved the National Accountability Bureau’s request for extension in the physical remand of Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly.

NAB is investigating him in cases pertaining to money laundering and owning assets beyond known sources of income.

During today’s hearing, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) leader contended that the allegations of corruption against him are baseless.

He said the NAB should present evidence before the court and the nation to corroborate its claims.

The bureau said it needs more time for the investigation.

The Lahore court extended physical remand of Hamza Shehbaz for 11 more days and asked the anti-graft body to present Hamza Shehbaz again on August 21.

On June 11, NAB had arrested Hamza after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected his interim bail in the Ramzan Sugar Mills and money laundering cases.

According to the accountability watchdog, the PML-N leader made five companies from 2006 to 2009 and carried out a business of more than Rs19 billion.