Freed Hamza Shehbaz says rulers' day of accountability is near

By: News Desk      Published: 03:52 PM, 27 Feb, 2021
Freed Hamza Shehbaz says rulers' day of accountability is near

Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz Saturday said rulers will be held accountable for their deeds of political vengeance and that day is near, reported 24News HD TV channel.

Addressing a rally of his supporters after his release from jail, Hamza said the rulers were burning in the fire of revenge and when they failed got infuriated.

He said Imran Khan let the anger of his defeats vent on the masses by increasing the prices of daily commodities including sugar and flour.

Heaping praise on PML-N supremo and his uncle Nawaz Sharif, Hamza said he is the only leader who returned from London leaving his ailing wife in the hospital to go to jail.

He said Nawaz Sharif went to jail with his daughter when his wife was on a deathbed in the London hospital.

He said it has been three years since the fake government has staged the accountability drama and has jailed Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Shahid Khaqan Abbassi, Rana Sanaullah and Hanif Abbassi but could not prove anything against them.

He said whether it is a Broadsheet issue or any other matter, the rulers resorted to only lies.

He said they held secret meetings with Broadsheet but could not find anything against the Sharif family.

Hamza said they waved the papers carrying fake news of David Rose to prove Shehbaz Sharif guilty but later Rose has admitted before London court that it was a fabricated story.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) stalwart and Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz was released from Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore on Saturday after 20 months.

When Hamza stepped out of the jail, he was welcomed by PML-N Vice-President Maryam Nawaz and a large number of party leaders and workers who danced to drumbeat and shouted slogans in his favour.

Around 12 camps were set up at different places of the provincial capital to welcome the PML-N leader on the way to his residence in Model Town.

Earlier, Hamza’s release orders were registered at Camp Jail. Later, a court employee from the Camp Jail went to Kot Lakhpat prison along with the release order. 

It is worth mentioning here that the release of PML-N leader became possible when relatives of Bushra Bibi, who is wife of Prime Minister Imran Khan, became guarantors in his case.

Masood Akhtar, one of the guarantors in the case, is a cousin of the country’s first lady.

Adeel Ali Khan, the second guarantor, is the nephew of the prime minister’s wife while the third guarantor Idrees Bhatti is the son-in-law of Masood Akhtar.

Both Hamza and Maryam Nawaz went to Hamza’s home in Model Town in the same car. 

Hamza also addressed PML-N workers at Kacha Jail Road on way to his home.  

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday (February 24) had granted bail to PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz in assets beyond means case.

The court also ordered Hamza to submit two surety bonds of one million rupees each.

However, the PML-N leader could not be freed on Wednesday as the LHC order granting bail to him could not arrive at the accountability court in time.