Shahbaz Sharif granted relief from Accountability Court

Shahbaz Sharif granted relief from Accountability Court

ISLAMABAD – Opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif has been granted relief from the Accountability Court.

An Accountability Court in Islamabad on Wednesday extended transit remand of Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif till November 6.

The former Punjab chief minister was produced before Judge Mohammad Bashir today by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) president will have to appear before the accountability court on November 7.

Shehbaz asked for transit remand because he could not keep travelling between the NAB office in Lahore and Islamabad, where he has to attend National Assembly sessions. He had initially requested an extension till November 9.

He said he is not ill but has severe back pain and cannot travel so much. The NAB has physical remand of the PML-N president till November 7, after which he will be presented before an accountability court.