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AC extends judicial remand of Hamza Sharif till August 10

LAHORE: An accountability court has extended the judicial remand of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) leader Hamza Shehbaz till 10th August the in assets beyond means case.
Hamza Shehbaz was not presented in the court due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Justice Jawad-ul-Hassan presided over proceedings and granted an extension of 14 days to the PML-N leader in his judicial remand.
National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor presented a report in the court regarding filing reference against Hamza. Justice Jawad-ul-Hassan in the previous hearing had ordered the NAB to file a reference against Sharif, sooner rather than later.
The court was then adjourned till 10th August. As per NAB, Hamza Shehbaz is accused of accumulating assets through unfair means and was involved in money laundering through his servants.

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It is to be noted that the NAB had arrested PML-N leader in the assets beyond income case on 11th June 2019, after LHC had turned down his applications for extension in interim bail.
On 25th February, the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected the bail plea of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz in assets beyond means case.
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