LHC extends Shehbaz Sharif's interim bail till July 7

LHC extends Shehbaz Sharif's interim bail till July 7
Lahore: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday extended the interim bail of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader, Shehbaz Sharif in assets beyond means case and money laundering till July 7.

According to details, a two member bench presided by Justice Tariq Abbasi heard the plea.

During the proceedings, Shehbaz Sharif's lawyer informed the court that he still has shown symptoms of coronavirus and the second test of Shahbaz Sharif has not been done yet.

On which, the court remarked that when Shahbaz Sharif did not take the test, how can it be said that he is still a patient of Coronavirus.

The court then ordered Shehbaz Sharif to get tested for coronavirus from Institute of Public Health on July 2. The court also instructed the director of the institute to submit report of opposition leader’s coronavirus test in the court.

The court extended the interm bail of the PML-N president till July 7.

On June 1, Shehbaz Sharif filed the petition in LHC to avoid arrest by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in assets beyond means and money laundering case.

In his plea, Shehbaz Sharif took the stance that NAB might arrest him in a pending inquiry. NAB made the case with malicious intentions as he has been declaring his assets regularly, Shehbaz added.

Chairman NAB and others have been made parties in the petition.

The petition, which was filed through Advocate Amjad Pervaiz, states that Shehbaz Sharif started his business in 1972 and played an important role in agriculture, sugar and textile industries and joined politics in 1988 for the betterment of the society.

The bail plea further stated that NAB launched inquiry with allegations of general nature, under political influence of the current government.

“Was arrested in the same case in 2018 and fully cooperated with NAB”, Shehbaz Sharif said in his plea.

He requested the court to restrain the anti-graft body from arresting him by saying that NAB was unable to prove any evidence against him when he was arrested earlier.