Hamza Shahbaz arrested by the National Accountability Bureau on Tuesday, the Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly from Lahore High Court in the two cases of money laundering and holding assets beyond any means.
A team of National Accountability Bureau left the offices with Hamza, who were just taken to the Thokar Niaz Baig offices of the accountability watchdogs.
The arrest took place right after when Hamza Shahbaz’s lawyer withdrew the application of bail extension in the two corruption cases, followed by the cancellation of the interim bail by Lahore High Court bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi.
This is coming a day after when the Pakistan People’s Party, Ex-Chairman, Asif Ali Zardari was arrested in Islamabad. His bail was cancelled by the Islamabad High Court on money laundering during fake accounts.
Another One Down! Hamza Shahbaz Arrested!
Hamza Shahbaz, the leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly, is under investigation by NAB in the Ramzan Sugar Mills, Saaf Pani and increasing assets beyond income means.
During the Lahore High Court hearing, NAB lawyer said that over the years, Hamza Shahbaz’s assets have increased exponentially.
Just a day ago, his father, Sahbaz Sharif returned to Pakistan from London.
He has been shifted to the NAB’s offices and expected that his medical examination will be conducted.
Atta Tarrar, one of the Hamza Shabaz’s lawyers said that Bail petitions were withdrawn because the Lead Counsel Salman Butt account was given no hearing.
Butt had asked the NAB to provide them with the documents on which the case has been built, and said, “We couldn’t argue more until we get the document”
Speaking to Media, Hamza told that he will abandon Politics if there’s a single proof of him engaging in the corruption and corrupt practices.
In additional statements, he said that, “All NAB cases are just against the opposition parties, Why aren’t investigating the Malam Jabba cases or those against Faisal Vawda? For how long will this one-sided accountability continue?