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Court extends judicial remand of Shehbaz, others for 15 days in Ashiana case

Lahore: An accountability court on Thursday extended judicial remand for 15 days of former chief minister Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif, Fawad Hasan Fawad and other accused in Ashiana Housing scheme scandal.

The court hearing that took place today ordered that all who are involved in the case be produced on February 7.

The Accountability has also ordered the probing teams to submit report on Ramzan Sugar Mills case probe within 15 days.

National Accountability Bureau (NAB’s) lawyer turned up and told the court that Shehbaz Sharif couldn’t be called up as he was in Islamabad to take part in the National Assembly session.

NAB lawyer also plead the court to extend his remand for the further investigation, since his productions orders were also issued by the Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser urging Shehbaz to take part in the NA sessions.

The court has dismissed the hearing till February 8.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on January 23, approved the hearing of a bail petition filed by Opposition Leader of National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif in Ashiana Housing scandal and Ramzan Sugar Mills case.

NAB arrested Shehbaz sharif last year due to his involvement in the corruption case of Ashiana Iqbal scandal, before that he was taken into the police custody over Saaf Pani company.

Sharif is yet to face pending inquiries pertaining to Ramzan Sugar Mills case and awning properties beyond his income case.

The NAB blamed the Opposition leader for causing a loss of Rs 660 million to the national exchequer with corruption in low-cost housing scheme initiated by the PML-N government.

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