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Hamza Shahbaz Files Bail Petition In SC

LAHORE: Hamza Shahbaz, opposition leader in Punjab Assembly on Friday filed a petition for bail in the Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan.

The bail petition was filed in the money laundering case and assets beyond means of income case being pursued against the politician.

Advocate Amjad Pervez and Azam Nazeer Tarrar filed the petition for bail in the Lahore registry of the apex court. Top National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials, including NAB chief Javed Iqbal and director-general at the bureau, have been named in the petition.

On June 11 last year, the National Accountability Bureau had arrested Hamza after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected his interim bail in the Ramzan Sugar Mills and money laundering cases.

According to the accountability watchdog, the PML-N leader made five companies from 2006 to 2009 and did a business of more than Rs19billion. An accountability court later granted Shahbaz’s physical remand in the cases being pursued against him.