LAHORE – The countrywide accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore on Wednesday will produce the leader of the competition in the Punjab assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Hamza Shahbaz before an accountability court for searching for extension in his physical remand in the cash laundering and assets beyond manner cases.

meanwhile, police have ensured strict security arrangements outside the judicial complicated and have blocked adjoining roads for ordinary site visitors. The litigant public might be denied entry to the complicated.


On June 26, the court docket extended Hamza’s physical remand for 14 days upon NAB’s request.

On June 11, the duty watchdog had arrested Hamza in the identical cases shifted him to the bureau’s headquarter at Thokar Niaz Baig in Lahore as the Lahore excessive courtroom (LHC) became down his programs for extension in his intervening time bail.

inside the listening to on June eleven, Salman Butt, the protection recommend for Hamza, had argued that in step with the NAB ordinance, the bureau could not difficulty arrest warrants until an inquiry over the matter was finished.

He had in addition said that in this situation, the research into money laundering case become nevertheless ongoing and his customer became coordinating with the research team.

To which, Justice Naqvi had remarked that the judgment could be finished according to the constitution, and justice could be ensured.

Contrarily, the NAB prosecutor had said that Hamza’s arrest warrants were issued in keeping with the regulation as the financial monitoring Unit had discovered his involvement inside the money laundering.

moreover, the prosecutor had submitted whole information of property of Shahbaz Sharif’s own family individuals in the court docket with an issue that their assets were beyond their recognised assets of profits.

regarding money laundering accusations, the prosecutor stated no longer most effective Hamza, but Shehbaz Sharif, Nusrat Shehbaz and Salman Shehbaz have been also worried within the crime.

“Billions of rupees were introduced to the assets of Shehbaz’s own family, while Hamza couldn’t offer info of the sources of his earnings,” he added.

The bench became further informed by using the NAB that inside the yr 2018, his belongings were determined to be well worth Rs410 million, while he could not show property worth Rs380 million, and the cash became laundered to Dubai and England, and 40 individuals had been involved within the cash laundering.

The courtroom become additionally informed that the bureau had already arrested cash exchangers, and that [out of the total 40] 38 people have not confessed [their crime] regardless of of the fact that the quantities have been transferred from their accounts.

“Rs180 million have been laundered and Hamza become not able to offer assets of the amount,” the prosecutor concluded.