LHC grants bail to Hamza Shahbaz in Ramzan Sugar Mills, money laundering cases

Hamza Shahbaz

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday has granted bail to Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz in Ramzan Sugar Mills and money laundering cases. 

According to details, a two-member bench of LHC has directed the authorities to release the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader from the custody.

On June 11, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested Hamza in the same cases after LHC had turned down his applications for extension in interim bail.

In the hearing on June 11, Salman Butt, the defense counsel for Hamza, had argued that according to the NAB ordinance, the bureau could not issue arrest warrants unless an inquiry over the matter was completed. To which, Justice Naqvi had remarked that the judgment would be done as per the constitution, and justice would be ensured.

Moreover, the prosecutor had submitted complete details of assets of PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif’s family members in the court with an argument that their assets were beyond their known sources of income.

“Billions of rupees were added to the assets of Shehbaz’s family, whereas Hamza couldn’t provide details of the sources of his income,” he added.


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