Court extends Hamza Shehbaz’s physical remand by 11 days

Money laundering case: Accountability court extends Hamza Shehbaz’s physical remand by 11 days
Lahore: Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz will be produced before an accountability court today in money laundering and assets beyond income case.

During today’s hearing, Hamza told the court that the corruption charges against him are baseless. “If I have done corruption then the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) should present evidence in court. NAB along with the court should prove the corruption in front of the public,” Hamza said.

The court then approved the accountability watchdog’s request to extend the physical remand of the PML-N leader and ordered Hamza to be presented 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.

NAB sources revealed that Hamza Shahbaz had declared property worth 2 crore in 2003 while his assets grew 2,000 percent during the PML-N’s government.

The officials revealed that the opposition leader had allegedly laundered Rs85 billion, adding that they had already detained several facilitators of the Sharif family in the same case.