Lahore: The bench of Lahore High Court (LHC) hearing bail plea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader, Shehbaz Sharif has been dissolved.
According to details, Chief Justice of LHC has constituted a new bench headed by Justice Abid Masood Naqvi and also comprising Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem, who was heading the previous bench.
The bench will hear Shehbaz Sharif’s lea on July 16.
On June 1, Shehbaz Sharif filed the petition in LHC to avoid arrest by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in assets beyond means and money laundering case.
In his plea, Shehbaz Sharif took the stance that NAB might arrest him in a pending inquiry. NAB made the case with malicious intentions as he has been declaring his assets regularly, Shehbaz added.
Chairman NAB and others have been made parties in the petition.
The petition, which was filed through Advocate Amjad Pervaiz, states that Shehbaz Sharif started his business in 1972 and played an important role in agriculture, sugar and textile industries and joined politics in 1988 for the betterment of the society.
The bail plea further stated that NAB launched inquiry with allegations of general nature, under political influence of the current government.
“Was arrested in the same case in 2018 and fully cooperated with NAB”, Shehbaz Sharif said in his plea.
He requested the court to restrain the anti-graft body from arresting him by saying that NAB was unable to prove any evidence against him when he was arrested earlier.