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Shehbaz Sharif's son arrested by NAB

IANS  |  Lahore 

Pakistan's anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday arrested Hamza Shahbaz, the son of Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif, after the (LHC) rejected his interim bail in two cases regarding money laundering and holding assets beyond means.

A two-member bench heard petitions of the in the Assembly as he appeared before the LHC following the expiration of his interim bail, Geo News reported.

During the hearing, National Accountability Bureau's told the court that Hamza Shahbaz's assets were not according to his income and that the PML-N leader and his family were involved in money laundering.

The court after hearing NAB's arguments rejected Hamza Shahbaz's plea for the extension of his interim bail.

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

His arrest comes hours before the budget for fiscal year 2019-20 is due to be presented in the

Former and Peoples Party was detained by the NAB in a on Monday.

and his father were indicted in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case on April 9.

In February, NAB had filed a reference against the two alleging that Shehbaz Sharif, the former of province, misused his authority by using public funds for the construction of a bridge to facilitate the Ramzan mills owned by his sons.

Former Nawaz Sharif's daughter and PML-N said was arrested to divert attention from the failure on the economic front.



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First Published: Tue, June 11 2019. 16:24 IST