Shahbaz arrested following rejection of his interim bail plea

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Lahore High Court (LHC) has rejected Shahbaz Sharif interim bail plea and he has been arrested following rejection of his bail petition.

The hearing of money laundering and assets case against Shahbaz Sharif took place in LHC bench comprising Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem and Justice Farooq Haider Monday.

Shahbaz Sharif appeared in the court. Stringent security arrangements were made on the occasion of his appearance.

The counsel for Shahbaz argued it is on record the NAB concocted a story based on fiction. We don’t know why this case was instituted. Reference has been filed and investigations have been finalized. What is now the reasons for arrest.

The counsel said how will it be beneficial if Shahbaz is arrested and kept in jail for six months. Why he will take risk of some billion rupees who has saved one thousand billion rupees.

Counsel for Shahbaz said government wants before local bodies polls “ soonian howin gallian which mirza yar phiray.

He said court summoned him and he appeared before court then what is justification behind arresting him.

Counsel for NAB Faisal Bokhari argued Shahbaz Sharif set up 11 industrial units and 4 benami companies.

Shahbaz Sharif said there is not a single evidence available in the reference containing thousands of pages. I saved 1000 billion rupees in procurement. They will not be able to prove corruption against him even after spending 250 years.

The court rejected interim bail plea of Shahbaz Sharif in money laundering case on completion of arguments of the lawyers from respective sides.