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  • Hamza remanded in NAB custody till June 26

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    Opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz File Photo Opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz

     

    The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) was given a 15-day remand of Opposition leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz following his arrest a day earlier.

    As per details, Vice-president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was presented before an accountability court today amid tight security.

    Hamza has been under NAB investigation in cases involving Ramzan Sugar Mills, Saaf Paani project and assets beyond known means of income.

    NAB prosecutor sought Hamza’s physical remand claiming he failed to explain money transfer to foreign countries during its investigation.

    In order to probe the suspicious transactions, NAB’s prosecutor continued that Hamza’s remand was needed.

    Read more: NAB arrests Hamza Shehbaz in Assets Case

    On Tuesday, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had arrested Hamza Shehbaz after the Lahore High Court had dismissed his bail petitions in three cases.

    A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi, dismissed the petitions after the PML-N leader’s lawyer requested it to allow him to withdraw the applications in the cases related to Saaf Pani Company, Ramazan Sugar Mills and assets.

     

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