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Court extends Hamza Shahbaz’s bail till April 25

April 17, 2019

The Lahore High Court extended on Wednesday Hamza Shahbaz’s bail in three cases against him. 

A two-judge bench headed by Justice Malik Shehzad extended his pre-arrest bail till April 25.

Hamza, the leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly, is being investigated by NAB in the Ramzan Sugar Mills, Saaf Pani and assets beyond known means of income cases.

He had earlier been granted bail till April 17. During Wednesday’s proceedings, the NAB lawyer informed the court that they had submitted all the paperwork in the case. However, Hamza’s lawyer said the Hamza writing on some documents isn’t clear.

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Give us enough time to reply, he asked the court.

Hamza filed a contempt of court case against NAB for trying to arrest him without any warning. The court had said NAB must give us a 10-day warning before arresting my client, argued his lawyer.

The court summoned a reply from NAB on April 25.

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