LAHORE: The Nationwide Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Wednesday expressed the apprehension that Chief of the Opposition within the Punjab Meeting Hamza Shehbaz will flee the nation if he isn’t arrested.
A Lahore Excessive Court docket bench was listening to a petition filed by the PML-N chief in search of extension in his pre-arrest bail.
A NAB lawyer contended earlier than the court docket that Hamza gathered billions of rupees price of belongings whose cash path is unknown, including huge sums have been transferred into his mom and brother’s accounts from overseas.
He stated the PML-N chief’s arrest is required for investigation, apprehending that he would escape from the nation if he isn’t arrested.
The counsel acknowledged that suspicious transactions price round Rs500 million have been present in Hamza’s account. In addition to, he added, the accused owned benami properties.
Hamza’s lawyer, nonetheless, argued that the corruption watchdog acted towards his shopper with out concrete proof. In poor health-founded allegations have been levelled towards the PML-N chief to defame him, he added.
He questioned the powers of the watchdog to probe cash laundering instances saying the bureau lacked authority to research such instances.
After listening to arguments, the bench prolonged Hamza’s interim bail till Could 28.