Court extends Shehbaz Sharif’s physical remand for seven days
Also extends Hamza Shehbaz's judicial remand for 15 days
At this, the accountability court judge, Jawad-ul-Hassan, asked him to submit an application and said he would pass necessary orders on the issue.
Why do they want further remand when I have shared the details of the property I assembled and the money Suleman gave, asked Shehbaz and added that what he should have done, if not business, after returning to Pakistan as they lost everything in the Musharraf’s era.
NAB prosecutor Asim Mumtaz and Barrister Usman requested the court to grant another 15-day physical remand of Shehbaz, saying the PML-N president was still being interviewed on the money issue and a list of questions had been handed over to him.
They claimed that the accused had been unable to explain the source of property and gifts given to his wife Nusrat Shehbaz.
However, Amjad Pervaiz – the defence counsel – said the questions asked by the NAB and the reference were the same and opposed extending the physical remand of his client.
What is the purpose of interrogation when the reference has been filed and its copies distributed, Amjad questioned.
He said selling the Bahria Town in 2011 was nothing new and had been on record, adding that the same question was being repeated despite knowing all the related facts.
Meanwhile, the court was also informed about posting notices concerning Suleman Shehbaz through which he was given the last chance to appear in person on Oct 13; otherwise, the process would start to declare him a proclaimed offender.
Earlier, Shehbaz and his son Hamza Shehbaz were brought to the court amid tight security as both of them wore masks as a precautionary measure due to the coronavirus pandemic.
اپوزیشن لیڈر پنجاب اسمبلی حمزہ شہباز شریف نیب کورٹ پہنچ گئے۔ pic.twitter.com/yU9DK3mIlt— PML(N) (@pmln_org) October 13, 2020
صدر پاکستان مسلم لیگ ن محمد شہباز شریف کی نیب کورٹ آمد pic.twitter.com/JPd5vKSokb— PML(N) (@pmln_org) October 13, 2020
Last month, the NAB had arrested Shehbaz after a two-member bench comprising Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem and Justice Farooq Haider the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected his interim bail plea in assets beyond means and money laundering case.