Shehbaz Sharif’s interim bail extended till July 23
The Lahore High Court (LHC) Thursday extended the interim bail before arrest of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Mian Shehbaz Sharif till July 23 in the assets beyond means and money laundering cases, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
PML-N activists accompanied Shehbaz Sharif to the high court. They chanted slogans against the police with which they clashed outside the court.
A two-member bench comprising Justice Masood Abid Naqvi and Justice Sardar Ahmed extended the bail of Shehbaz Sharif due to unavailability of his lawyers. Opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif appeared before the court and stated that his lawyers are busy in some other cases in Islamabad.
“When will the lawyers be available,” inquired Justice Masood Abid Naqvi. Later, he put off the hearing for two weeks.
Shehbaz Sharif said despite doctors’ advice he came personally in the respect of the court. “My illness has been made a subject of political discussions at different forums,” he further said.
The PML-N President said, “Now NAB says they are going to investigate contrary to the NAB statement in last hearing in which they accepted their investigations have been completed.”
Shehbaz Sharif said, “I swear seven people in the NAB said their investigations have been completed.”
The former Punjab chief minister said, “The NAB said one thing and its officer the other in the court.”
Shehbaz Sharif maintained that if the need arises he will again appear before the NAB.