Accountability Court approves a seven-day transit remand of Shehbaz Sharif

Accountability court on Thursday approved seven-day transit remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Opposition Leader in the National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif for the appearance in National Assembly session due to be held tomorrow.

Sharif appeared before Judge Syed Najmul Hassan amid strict security in a case pertaining to Ashiana Housing scam.

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During the hearing, NAB adopted a stance that speaker NA has issued production orders of Shehbaz Sharif. It appealed the court to extend the suspect’s transit remand which is soon to end on November 24.

The judge while granting the transit remand rejected NAB’s plea seeking additional 14-day physical remand of the former Punjab CM.

Sharif’s lawyer objected that his client’s remand should be granted to NAB until November 24.

“Till how many days will the session last?” questioned the judge. To this, Shehbaz Sharif replied, “I do not know as no access of newspaper or TV has been given to me.”

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