The Lahore High Court has rejected the bail plea of opposition leader and PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif in a money laundering reference, after which he was taken into custody outside the courtroom.
At the last hearing, the Lahore High Court had directed Shahbaz Sharif’s lawyers to complete their arguments by Monday.
Following arguments presented by Shahbaz Sharif’s lawyers on Monday, the Lahore High Court decided to reject his bail plea, after which NAB officials arrested the opposition leader outside the courtroom.
He will be produced in the NAB court on Tuesday.
It may be recalled that in June this year, the Lahore High Court had granted bail to Shahbaz Sharif and directed him to submit a bail bond of Rs 500,000.
Reaction to the arrest of Shahbaz Sharif
PML-N vice-president Maryam Nawaz said in her Twitter message that the only fault of Shahbaz Sharif was that he did not leave Nawaz Sharif’s side.
He preferred to go to jail but stood by his brother. This retaliatory accountability cannot discourage Nawaz Sharif and his associates. The time is not far when the people will be held accountable for this government and those who brought it.
She also said that if there was accountability and justice in this country, not Shahbaz Sharif, Asim Saleem Bajwa and his family would have been arrested.
Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, chairman of the opposition Pakistan Peoples Party, has said that despite the global epidemic, political revenge continues with the opposition. It may be recalled that the Accountability Court of the Federal Capital Territory of Islamabad today indicted 14 accused including former President Asif Ali Zardari and his sister Faryal Talpur in a money laundering case, however, the accused denied the charge. Is.
Federal government spokesman Shibli Faraz while talking to a private channel said that the arrest of Shahbaz Sharif should not be politicized. There was evidence against him so he has been taken into custody by the NAB.
Punjab government spokesman Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chauhan defended the NAB’s move, saying Shahbaz Sharif would “now go through the judicial and investigative process”.
On the other hand, PML-N spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb while confirming the arrest said that today ‘NAB Niazi Nexus’ has arrested Shahbaz Sharif and the reason for this is that like in the 2018 general elections, rigging is planned.
The NAB arrested Shahbaz Sharif on the orders of Imran Khan because he wanted to target a party that worked for the country. They want to silence every dissenting voice. “
He said that the arrest of Shahbaz Sharif was a reaction of the opposition APC.