Shehbaz’s physical remand extended by 14 days in Ashiana Housing Scheme case

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An accountability court in Lahore on Saturday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) a 14-day extension in the physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case.

The court, however, rejected NAB’s request for Shehbaz’s physical remand in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case. NAB arrested the leader of the opposition in the National Assembly in the sugar mills case today.

NAB had requested for a 15-day extension in Shehbaz’s physical remand in the housing scheme case and had also pleaded for his physical remand in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case.

Shehbaz, who has been in NAB’s custody since October 5 in connection to the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case, was flown from Islamabad to Lahore earlier today for his court appearance. The leader of the opposition in the National Assembly was presented before an accountability court as his transit remand ended today.

As the hearing went under way, Shehbaz’s counsel Amjad Pervaiz cited examples of various court judgments and opposed NAB’s request for an extension in Shehbaz’s remand.