Opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz Sharif lands in yet another trouble

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Opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz Sharif lands in yet another trouble

LAHORE – Opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz Sharif lands in yet another trouble.

An accountability court on Tuesday allowed the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) to interrogate Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior politician and Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz in the money laundering charges against him.

The accountability watchdog has been investigating into money laundering accusations against Hamza, and new evidence has been found in the case after the arrest of Nisar Gul. The investigation team will probe the PML-N leader about benami companies.

On Nov. 28, the court had extended Hamza Shahbaz’s judicial remand for another 14 days. The court had ordered the NAB prosecutor to file reference of the money laundering case.

On April 9, the court had indicted Hamza and his father Shehbaz in the same case.

However, both accused had denied the charges against them, and maintained that they had saved Rs2,300 billion, assuring that the money was not misused.

On June 11, the accountability watchdog had arrested Hamza in the same cases shifted him to the bureau’s headquarter at Thokar Niaz Baig in Lahore as the Lahore High Court (LHC) turned down his applications for extension in his interim bail.