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Shehbaz Sharif arrested in money laundering case after LHC rejects bail

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Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau in the money laundering case after the Lahore High Court rejected his bail plea on Monday.
The PML-N leader was arrested from the court premises after a two-judge bench rejected his interim bail plea.
The bench was hearing the bail petition of Shehbaz in assets beyond means and money laundering cases.
A two-member bench presided over by Justice Sardar Ahmed Naeem heard detailed arguments against Shehbaz Sharif’s bail plea.
Challenging his bail plea, NAB’s prosecutor told the court that Sharif’s arrest was required because he is to be interrogated in the money laundering case.
NAB prosecutor Faisal Bukhari argued that women in Shehbaz’s family were issued a questionnaire but no one replied to them. He further claimed that no ‘reason was provided for the purchasing of London flats’.
The NAB prosecutor stated that Ali Ahmed and Nisar Ahmed were employees of Shehbaz since 2009 when he was the Punjab chief minister.
“It was through them that money laundering was done. They had two companies under their names, and they were the directors of the companies. But accused Ikram used to sign the account,” Bukhari argued.
The opposition leader’s counsel, Azam Nazir Tarar, stressed on the fact that Shehbaz Sharif had come to court on its orders after the reference was filed. Hence, arresting him at this point was beyond reason, he argued. “What is the purpose of arresting him at this point?” his counsel asked.
He asked what purpose would be detaining him for six months fulfill if he was attending court hearings regularly.
Earlier, while addressing the court during the hearing, Shehbaz had said that NAB would not be able to prove corruption even if it takes 250 years to do so.
LHC had extended Shehbaz’s interim bail till September 28 in the assets beyond means and money laundering cases.
Condemning Shehbaz’s arrest, Maryam Nawaz tweeted that the PML-N president was arrested only because he refused to play in the hands of those who wanted to use him against his brother.

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