ISLAMABAD: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday extended transit bail of Leader of Opposition in National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif till Aug 17 in money laundering case.
The hearing was conducted by a two-member bench of the LHC. Earlier, the LHC had extended Shehbaz Sharif’s transitory bail till Jul 23 in the same case.
The suspect arrived at the high court amid presence of the party workers and leaders.
In his argument, the PML-N president said that he began working as a businessman in 1972 and played a key role in agriculture, sugar and textile industries, while he entered politics for the welfare of society in 1988.
He claimed that the case of assets beyond means against him was based on ill-intentions. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) launched investigation against him under influence of the incumbent government, he said. He said the allegations levelled by the NAB against him were of common nature.
In his plea, Shehbaz said he was arrested in the same case in 2018 and he fully cooperated with the accountability watchdog. During the confinement, the NAB did not present any evidence about his misuse of authority, he maintained.