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Posted at: Jun 12, 2019, 7:06 AM; last updated: Jun 12, 2019, 7:06 AM (IST)

Hamza arrested after Lahore HC junks bail plea

Hamza arrested after Lahore HC junks bail plea

Lahore, June 11

Opposition leader in Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz was arrested on Tuesday outside the Lahore High Court by the officials of the country’s anti-graft body in cases related to money laundering and corruption.

The arrest took place after a two-member Lahore High Court (LHC) bench dismissed bail applications filed by Hamza, 44, after his lawyer opted to withdraw the pleas in two corruption cases.

Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) vice-president is under investigation by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Ramzan Sugar Mills, Saaf Paani project and assets beyond known means of income cases. He is accused of laundering money through his front men who are already in NAB’s custody.

Hamza, the son of PML-N president and National Assembly opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif, told reporters prior to his arrest that the vindictive government of “puppet Prime Minister (Imran) Khan” could not even prove a one rupee corruption against him and his other family members. — PTI

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