Shehbaz, Hamza’s interim bails extended until Sept 25

By: News Desk      Published: 09:49 AM, 4 Sep, 2021
Shehbaz, Hamza’s interim bails extended until Sept 25
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A banking court in Lahore on Saturday granted extension in interim bail to PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz in money laundering case, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Both Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz appeared before the court and the hearing was presided over by duty judge Aslam Gondal, who extended their interim bails until September 25.

During the proceedings, Shehbaz Sharif told the court that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) initiated this case but now the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has also jumped in.

The judge asked Shehbaz Sharif how many times he had appeared before the investigators, upon which the NAB official intervened, saying they had summoned the PML-N chief only once.

The judge from when this investigation had been launched as the file contained nothing since July 2. “Only four lines are written in the file during the last two months. What kind of investigation you people are conducting?” the judge asked.

The judge further said “You people must investigate properly now so that the accused should also know the probe is moving ahead.

On this, Hamza Shehbaz said why they were not investigated when they were in jail. “No investigation was carried out before and now they are again calling for our arrest,” he added.

The court then ordered the investigators to do their job. “Do not build castles in the air,” the court added.

Reporter Shaheen Atique