Court grants physical remand of Shahabz Sharif in two references

An accountability court on Tuesday extended the physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) President Shahbaz Sharif until October 20 in two references.

As per details, Both Hamza Shahbaz and Shahbaz Sharif appeared before AC judge Jawadul Hassan in money laundering and assets beyond means references amid high security.

During the proceedings, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor requested the court to hand over Shahbaz Sharif to them on 15-day physical remand stating that investigation in the matter related to receiving and giving away expensive gifts still remains.

Shahbaz Sharif stated that he is suffering from back pain and facing hardships in offering prayers. He alleged that he is being punished on the guidelines of the PM and Shehzad Akbar.

The court reserved the judgment in NAB’s plea of granting physical remand of Shahbaz Sharif, which was announced later.

The opposition leader in NA was handed over to the NAB on physical remand until October 20.

Last month, the accountability watch-dog arrested Shahbaz after the Lahore High Court (LHC) denied him further extension in his interim bail.

A NAB team arrested him from the courtroom and took him to the NAB Lahore headquarters amid tight security.