LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) has extended interim bail of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif till September 28 in money laundering case.
A two-member bench headed by Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem heard the bail plea of the opposition leader.
The opposition leader in the National Assembly, appeared before the court under strict security, whereas a large number of PML-N workers also reached the court.
At the outset of the hearing, Shehbaz’s counsel said that why the NAB wants to arrest his client when it has filed money laundering case against him.
He added that the investigation officer of the NAB said to his client during interrogation that there is no need for further investigation in the case. “My client can give this statement on oath too,” he added.
Later, the LHC extended interim bail of Shehbaz till Monday.
On August 17, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed Rs7 billion money laundering and assets beyond means reference against the Shehbaz family, including his wife Nusrat Shehbaz, sons – Hamza Shehbaz and Suleman Shehbaz – and two daughters, Rabia Imran and Javeria Ali.
NAB has prepared another reference against the PML-N president, exposing the alleged procedures adopted by the Sharif family to launder money from Pakistan.