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Hamza Shehbaz seeks extension in pre-arrest bail in three cases

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday will resume hearing of extension in pre-arrest bail of the Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz in three different cases, including Ramzan Sugar Mills, Punjab Saaf Pani Company and assets beyond means.


Police have ensured strict security arrangements outside the judicial complex and the adjoining roads have been blocked for routine traffic. The litigant public has also been denied entry to the complex.


On May 22, the court had extended Hamza’s pre-arrest bail till May 28 (today) in the same cases.


On May 8, the court extended his bail till May 22 when his counsel pointed out that the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had not given them reasons for his arrest and the documents showing approval of the inquiries by the competent authority.


Contrarily, the NAB prosecutor told the bench that some documents were furnished to the petitioner; however, a report of the Financial Monitoring Unit could not be handed over to him as it was protected under the anti-money laundering law.

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