NAB arrests Hamza Shahbaz as LHC dismisses bail petitions

  • A two-judge bench, headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi, dismissed the petitions.
  • Police have ensured strict security arrangements outside the judicial complex.
  • The bench also censured a team of NAB over their lack of preparation in the case.

LAHORE: Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz’s interim bail was rejected by the Lahore High Court in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case and assets beyond means sources of income cases on Tuesday.

The two-member bench comprising Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Shahid Waheed Khan heard petitions of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader as he appears before the LHC following the expiration of his interim bail expired today. 

During the hearing, NAB’s Additional Prosecutor General Jahanzeb Bharwana told the court that Hamza’s assets were not according to his income and that the PML-N leader and his family are involved in money laundering.

Hamza, along with his father Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif were indicted in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case on April 9.

The National Accountability Bureau in February had filed a reference against the two alleging that the former chief minister of Punjab misused his authority by using public funds for the construction of a bridge to facilitate the Ramzan mills, owned by his sons. For more latest news Pakistan, visit


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