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Pakistan

Web Desk
July 23, 2020

Assets beyond means case: Shehbaz's interim bail extended till August 17

Pakistan

Web Desk
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

LAHORE: Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif's, was granted an extension in his bail by the Lahore High Court (LHC) till August 17 on Thursday, after he appeared before the court in the assets beyond means case, Geo News reported. 

Stringent security measures were in place when the former Punjab chief minister arrived at the high court to attend his bail hearing. In the previous hearing of the case, the LHC had extended Shehbaz's bail till July 23.

During the hearing, Shehbaz told the court that seven National Accountability Bureau (NAB) investigative officers had probed his case.

"They [investigative officers] do not have anything to ask me but I am still being summoned," said the former chief minister Punjab, adding that he had risked his illness to arrive in Pakistan from London and braved court appearances and NAB inquiries.

The court extended Shehbaz's interim bail till August 17, with the judge excusing himself from hearing the case. He issued directions for another bench to conduct future proceedings.

"I cannot hear this case due to my relationship with Shehbaz Sharif's lawyer Azam Nazir," said Justice Shahram Sarwar Chaudhry.