LHC adjourns Shehbaz's bail plea for tomorrow
The Lahore High Court (LHC) has asked the NAB to submit its arguments in the bail application of PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and adjourned the hearing until Thursday (tomorrow), reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
A three-judge bench of the LHC was hearing the bail petition.
Azam Nazir Tarar, counsel for Shehbaz Sharif, on Wednesday, prayed to the LHC to order the release of his client on bail.
Tarar said of a total of 110 witnesses, statements of only 10 witnesses had been recorded so far, and that judge in the case had been transferred as well. “Therefore, the case may not drag on for long,” he conjectured.
Earlier, a three-member bench of the LHC asked the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) lawyer to give his arguments in the case.
The court then adjourned the hearing in the case until tomorrow (April 22).
Shehbaz’s son, others declared POs
Another bad news for PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif as a court in Lahore on Wednesday declared four accused in a money laundering case, including Shehbaz’s son Suleman Shehbaz, proclaimed offenders (POs).
All four are accused of laundering Rs25 billion through Ramzan Sugar Mills and Al-Arabia Mills.
Judicial Magistrate Zulfiqar Bari declared CEO Mills Malik Maqsood Ahmed, Syed Muhammad Tahir Naqvi, and Muzammil Raza besides Hamza Shehbaz, and asked a Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit a report on the next hearing.
The FIA had prayed to the court that since the accused had not appeared even once despite the fact that they were summoned several times and their bailable and non-bailable arrest warrants were issued as well, they are declared proclaimed offenders.
The case’s hearing was then adjourned until May 20.
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Reporter Jamaluddin Jamali