The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had taken Shahbaz Sharif, Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and younger brother of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, into custody on October 5 in the Rs 14 billion Ashiana-i-Iqbal housing project scam.
Shahbaz was produced before an accountability court in Lahore for a hearing in the Ashiana scam and the NAB requested extension to his remand for another 15 days. It informed the court that it had also arrested Shahbaz in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case.
After hearing the arguments, the court extended 14-day remand of Shahbaz in NAB custody till November 24.
Several PML-N workers gathered outside the court and chanted slogans against the Imran Khan government and NAB.
"The Sharifs wants Salman to extend his stay in London till the outcome of the investigation against his father and his elder brother Hamza Shahbaz," a family source said adding the family fears that NAB may arrest Salman.
According to the NAB, both brothers - Hamza and Salman - in their capacity as directors of Ramzan Sugar Mills got a bridge constructed linking their mills using public money in Chiniot, some 200 kms from Lahore.
It said an amount of Rs 200 million was approved by then Punjab chief minister Shahbaz for the construction of the bridge.
The Sharif family denies this saying he will soon return to face the NAB probe.
Shahbaz Sharif's son-in-law Imran Ali Yousaf is already in London after being declared a proclaimed offender by the accountability court in the Punjab Saaf Pani Company and the Punjab Power Development Company (PPDC) cases.
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