LHC extends Hamza's pre-arrest bail

Published: April 17, 2019
Hamza Shehbaz. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Hamza Shehbaz. PHOTO: EXPRESS

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday granted an eight-day extension in pre-arrest bail to the Leader of the Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz.

Fearing arrest by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Hamza had sought interim bail in three cases; Ramzan Sugar Mills, Saaf Pani Company and assets beyond means of income.

During the hearing, the anti-graft watchdog submitted reply in plea matter. It had also sent the document to Hamza’s counsel.

“We received the reply at 1:00pm yesterday [Tuesday],” said the defence counsel, adding that documents were missing.

The court granted extension till April 25 and fixed hearing for the same day.

Previously, the high court had granted him pre-arrest bail in Ramzan Sugar Mills and Saaf Pani Company cases. The bail expired today.

Hamza has also filed a petition against the bureau’s attempted raid at his house. He said the team harassed women present at his residence.

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