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NAB arrests Shahbaz Sharif from LHC

LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested President of PML-N Shehbaz Sharif on Monday from the Lahore High Court (LHC) after the court rejected his bail in the money-laundering case.

The bail petition filed by the PML-N president in the asset beyond means and money-laundering case was rejected by LHC and it further cancelled his interim bail before NAB officials took him into custody from the court premises.

A large number of PML-N workers, including women, who were at the court in order to support the former chief minister of Punjab, raised chants against the anti-graft watchdog and the incumbent PTI-led government. A scuffle broke out after the arrest between the security personnel and the supporters of Shehbaz.

The Punjab former chief minister had earlier reached LHC for a hearing on his interim bail petition in the money-laundering case filed by the NAB.

A two-judge bench of the Lahore High Court had extended Shehbaz’s interim bail on Thursday in the same case till September 28.

According to the NAB, an investigation against Shehbaz, Hamza, Suleman, and others had revealed that the president of PML-N had acquired properties in the name of his wives Nusrat and Tehmina Durrani.

Among the frozen properties were nine plots in Lahore’s Johar Town, four in Judicial Colony, two houses in Model Town, and some others in the Defence Housing Authority (DHA).

Moreover, the anti-corruption body had also frozen a cottage and a villa in Pir Sohawa, as well as two plots in Chiniot.

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