LHC disposes of Hamza Shehbaz’s pre-arrest bail petitions | Pakistan Today

LHC disposes of Hamza Shehbaz’s pre-arrest bail petitions

LAHORE: A Lahore High Court (LHC) division bench on Tuesday disposed of the pre-arrest bail petitions filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz.

As per the details, a division bench, headed by Justice Tariq Abbasi, heard the pre-arrest bail petitions.

At the outset of the proceedings, the petitioner, along with his counsel Azam Nazir Tarar, appeared before the bench.

Azam submitted that three different pre-arrest bail petitions had been filed on behalf of his client in three separate inquiries against him.

At this, the court asked the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) prosecutor if any arrest warrants had been issued against Hamza.

The prosecutor submitted that no arrest warrants had been issued until now.

The court observed that further proceedings could not take place if no warrants had been issued.

However, Hamza’s counsel submitted that he would not press the petitions if the court directs NAB to give some time for a legal remedy after the issuance of arrest warrants.

At this, the court disposed of the petition as being withdrawn and directed the NAB authorities to give Hamza a 10-day time to seek legal relief if the warrants are issued, as per the Supreme Court’s judgement.

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