LHC grants interim bail to Hamza Shehbaz Sharif

12:34 PM | 8 Apr, 2019
LHC grants interim bail to Hamza Shehbaz Sharif
LAHORE – Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz appeared before the Lahore High Court to secure his pre-arrest bail on Monday.

A two-judge bench, comprising Justice Malik Shahzad and Justice Mirza Waqas Rauf, heard the plea of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader. The court accepted Hamza's bail till April 17 after ordering him to submit surety bonds of Rs10 million.

The bench also barred the anti-corruption watchdog from arresting the Opposition leader in Punjab Assembly till further orders.

Around 568 policemen were deployed at the court while two superintendent police, six deputy superintendents and 10 inspectors are also on-duty.

NAB raids Sharifs' Lahore residence to arrest ... 12:20 PM | 5 Apr, 2019

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The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) carried out two successive raids on Friday and Saturday at PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif's Model Town residence to arrest Hamza, but failed to do so after facing resistance from the latter’s security guards.

On Saturday, the LHC issued a short order granting interim bail to Hamza until April 8. The high court's written order stated that an interim protective bail has been granted to Hamza "in order to enable the petitioner to approach" the concerned bench for the hearing of a bail plea that was filed on April 4.