Shehbaz Sharif

Ashiana Housing scandel: Court extends Shehbaz Sharif’s remand for 14 days

LAHORE: The accountability court in Lahore granted 14-day physical remand of Chief Minister Punjab and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Ashiana Housing Scheme case.
The accountability court resumed hearing as the transit remand of president Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) expired today.

According to details, the court announced its verdict reserved on a plea filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) which sought to extend the remand by 15-days.

As per court orders, Shebaz Sharif will now be presented on November 24.

Meanwhile as the proceedings continued, NAB also registered the arrest of Shehbaz Sharif in the Ramazan Sugar Mills case.

Strict security arrangements have been put in place with troops of Rangers, Anti-riot force and police deployed in the vicinity of accountability court tucked near civil secretariat.

On Oct 5, the NAB arrested Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president and Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly in the Rs14 billion Ashiayna-i-Iqbal Housing Scheme case.

He was detained by the anti-graft body at the accountability body’s Lahore office following a hearing in Punjab Saaf Pani Company.