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AC extends judicial remand of Shehbaz, Hamza till November 02

LAHORE (APP): An accountability court on Tuesday extended judicial remand of Opposition Leader in National Assembly Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and his son, Hamza Shehbaz, till November 2 in money laundering and assets beyond means case.

A National Accounta-bility Bureau (NAB) team produced Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz before Accountability Court Judge Syed Jawadul Hassan on expiry of their physical remand.

Shehbaz Sharif stated that although jail authorities had provided him a bed but it was not suitable for his backache.

Advocate Amjad Pervaiz on behalf of Nusrat Shehbaz argued before the court that his client was suffering from various diseases. He pleaded with the court to grant her exemption from personal appearance.

However, the NAB prosecutor opposed the request, saying that as per law, Nusrat Shehbaz could not be given exemption from personal appearance. He submitted that previously nobody told that Nusrat Shehbaz was ill.

Superintendent Kot Lakhpat jail Ejaz Asghar also appeared before the court and stated that Hamza Shehbaz had been given B-class in jail besides a labourer. He submitted that Shehbaz Sharif was got examined from Jinnah hospital and he would be shifted soon to a hospital in the city for an MRI test.

Subsequently, the court ordered for providing a bed to Shehbaz Sharif and reserved verdict on exemption application of Nusrat Shehbaz, while adjourning the further hearing till November 2.

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