LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday has granted interim bail to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and opposition leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif till June 17 in money laundering and assets beyond income cases.
LHC has barred National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from arresting the PML-N leader.
During the proceedings conducted by two-member bench, Shehbaz Sharif’s lawyer Pervez Amjad said that his client attended the court hearing despite being cancer patient. The court asked the PML-N leader whether he fears arrest in the references against him.
Subsequently, the court has directed Shehbaz Sharif to submitted bail bond worth Rs0.5 million and approved his bail plea.
Officials of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) were also present in LHC to arrest the opposition leader in case of bail rejection. PML-N activists and leaders were also gathered outside the court.
On the occasion, the local administration has also ensured stringent security arrangements as water cannons have also been installed to avoid any untoward situation.-Web Desk