LAHORE (ENNS) The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) here on Monday arrested leader of the Opposition in National Assembly and former CM Punjab Shehbaz Sharif from outside the Lahore High Court (LHC) in a money-laundering case.
The LHC rejected the bail petition filed by the PML-N president in the assets beyond means and money-laundering case and, cancelled his interim bail before NAB officials took him into custody from the court premises.
A large number of PML-N workers, including women, who were at the court to support the former chief minister of Punjab, raised chants against the anti-graft watchdog and the incumbent PTI-led government. Shortly after the arrest, a scuffle broke out between the security personnel and the Shehbaz’s supporters.
The former chief minister of Punjab had earlier reached the LHC for a hearing on his interim bail petition in the money-laundering case filed by the NAB. A two-member bench of the LHC presided over the hearing, while lawyers representing Sharif presented their arguments but plea was rejected.
It is pertinent to note that PPP co-chairman and former president of Pakistan Asif Zardari had hinted about arrests during APC speech.