Hamza Shahbaz arrested inside Lahore HC

Hamza Shahbaz arrested inside Lahore HC

Agency News

Islamabad, June 11: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Tuesday arrested Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz inside the Lahore High Court (LHC) in connection with two cases regarding money laundering and holding assets beyond means.

A NAB team has left the court with Hamza, who is taken to the Thokar Niaz Baig offices of the accountability watchdog, The Dawn reported. The arrest took place after a two-member LHC bench, headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi, dismissed the bail applications filed by Hamza after his lawyer opted to withdraw the bail pleas in the two corruption cases.

Prior to his arrest, while speaking to the media, Hamza said that not even a "one rupee" corruption could be proved against him. "I will quit politics if it is proved that I was involved in corrupt practices," he said.

Hamza, the son of PML-N president and National Assembly opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif, is facing inquiries in the cases related to Ramzan Sugar Mills, money laundering and assets beyond means. (UNI)