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LHC bars NAB from arresting Hamza Shehbaz till Monday

LHC bars NAB from arresting Hamza Shehbaz till Monday

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Saturday barred the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from arresting Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz till April 8.

The LHC chief justice issued the order on a separate petition filed by Hamza’s lawyer requesting the court to bar NAB from arresting the leader of the opposition in the Punjab Assembly. LHC CJ held a brief hearing in his chambers and stopped NAB from arresting Hamza till Monday.

A NAB team this morning once again reached and cordoned off PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif’s Model Town residence to arrest Hamza.

Contingents of police, Rangers and anti-riot force have surrounded Shehbaz’s 96-H Model Town residence, 24 hours after NAB first raided the PML-N president’s family residence to arrest Hamza. Police has been stationed outside the main gate of the house and contingents of female police officers are also present.

A large number of PML-N workers are staging a sit-in outside the residence. Earlier, police and party workers clashed as they attempted to reach the entrance of the Shehbaz family residence.