LAHORE: Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz will appear before the accountability court of Lahore on Saturday (today) in assets beyond income case.
The AC judge Ameer Muhammad Khan will hear the case while strict security arrangements have been made in the outskirts of the court.
On August 3, the court extended the PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz’s physical remand by seven days in assets beyond means case.
During the court proceedings, Hamza’s lawyer told the court that the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) has already been granted more than 50 days of remand. “How much more remand do they need,” he asked.
All records are already with NAB, why are they requesting for an extension? NAB had the same position at the last hearing which they have today,” he said.
The NAB prosecutor was inquired about Shehbaz’s remands until now, to which the bureau told the court that the PML-N leader has been on remand for 52 days since his arrest.
The court accepted the bureau’s plea and extended the physical remand by seven days. The court has also directed the accountability watchdog to present Shehbaz on August 10, local media reported.