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LHC adjourns Shehbaz bail plea

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of bail plea filed by Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif until Wednesday.

A two-judge bench comprising Justice Malik Shahzad and Justice Mirza Waqas heard the bail petition on Tuesday.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Special Prosecutor Akram Qureshi, in his arguments, said that no measures were taken out for draining out the contaminated water from the Ramzan Sugar Mills and construction of nullah cost the national exchequer Rs213 million.

Upon query of the court, Qureshi said, Hamza Shehbaz is also an accused in the reference. The bureau has not issued his arrest warrants as he was cooperating with the NAB in the investigation, he added.

“NAB only issues arrest warrants of the accused on non-cooperation in the investigation,” he continued.

The counsel of Shehbaz, in his arguments, said that the nullah was constructed to benefit seven localities of the adjoining areas, not the mills. He alleged that the accountability watchdog has filed a politically motivated reference against his client.

Meanwhile, the court, after completion of arguments from both sides, adjourned the hearing of the plea until Wednesday.

The lawyer of Fawad Hassan Fawad was asked to present his arguments on Wednesday.

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