Pre arrest bail extended for Shehbaz, Hamza

A session court in Lahore on Saturday extended the pre-arrest bail of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz in the sugar scandal case until August 02.

The investigation officer, during the proceeding of the case said that they have issued notices to both the suspects and will present the record of the investigation process after its completion.

The PML-N leader Shehbaz Sharif’s lawyer sought to adjourn the proceedings citing holidays in the Punjab courts.

Moreover, when the court directed him to submit a reply in the case, the PML-N president said that he had clearly stated during the FIA probe that his family-owned sugar mills have suffered losses. “Even after suffering losses, we are blamed for committing money laundering,” he further stated. 

The court directed the FIA to investigate Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz as per law. “The suspects should not be harassed on hearing,” the court further remarked.

It is significant to mention here that a session court approved pre-arrest bail of the PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz before their FIA appearance in a sugar scam case in June this year.

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