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Accountability court extended remand of Shehbaz Sharif by 14 days

Lahore: An accountability court on Tuesday extended the remand of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif by 14 days in the Ashiana Housing Scheme case.
However, Shahbaz Sharif stated that National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has no evidence against him and is making a fool of the courts. He said this time will pass and the truth will prevail, adding that success in the by-elections proved people supported the PML-N.
According to detail, Former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif arrived at the accountability court, The PML-N president, who has been in NAB custody since Oct. 05, was presented in the accountability court in Lahore amid tight security as NAB’s earlier physical remand expired.
Shahbaz brought his own files to the court of Accountability Judge Syed Najamul Hasan, rejecting any involvement in the case and began reading out his files in court. He was asked to wait by the court, which said it would first hear NAB’s stance.
According to the NAB lawyer, the PML-N leader had expressed ignorance in each of the questions they had asked him. As NAB asked for a 15-day extension in Shahbaz’s remand, the PML-N leader’s lawyer opposed the request saying that the bureau had been unable to extract any information from Shahbaz in the past 10 days. He asked the court to reject NAB’s demand for an extension.
Shahbaz also apprised the court of his case and said that no officers had investigated him for three days. His lawyer added that the former Punjab CM has been named in the case for political reasons and he had not issued any illegal orders. The NAB prosecutor held that further investigation of Shahbaz was necessary. He said that the inquiry is ongoing and other aspects of the case need to be investigated.
During the hearing, Shahbaz maintained that whenever NAB had called him, he was present. He added that he answered all questions that NAB had asked, including during the initial 10-day remand. “I am fully cooperating with NAB in the investigation,” he said, asking why they wanted an extension in the remand.

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