Hamza Shahbaz arrested by NAB as plea for bail extension withdrawn

Posted In: News Date:Jun 11th, 2019

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday arrested Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz from inside the Lahore High Court (LHC) in two cases regarding money laundering and holding assets beyond means.

A NAB team left the court with Hamza, who was taken to the Thokar Niaz Baig offices of the accountability watchdog.

The arrest took place after Hamza's lawyer withdrew the application for bail extension in the two corruption cases, following which a two-member LHC bench headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi recalled Hamza's interim bail.