Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shahbaz has been released on bail from Kot Lakhpat Jail on Saturday (today).
Punjab Assembly opposition leader Hamza Shahbaz has been released from Kot Lakhpat jail as large number of party workers led by PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz gathered outside to welcome Hamza Shahbaz who was imprisoned since 20 months.
Hamza Shahbaz’s release orders were issued by accountability court’s duty judge Akmal Khan.
شکر الحمدُللّہ ! pic.twitter.com/4Dxg6NVUAc
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) February 27, 2021
Last year on this day, I and Shahid Khaqan were freed from Adiala Jail on the orders of Islamabad HC after facing Imran Khan’s political victimisation. PMLN leaders have been target of Imran’s vendetta but their resolve has grown stronger. Today Hamza Shahbaz wins freedom too. pic.twitter.com/ZQchjDthnT
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) February 26, 2021
The development comes as Lahore High Court (LHC) had approved Hamza Shahbaz’s bail plea money laundering case on Wednesday earlier this week. The bail was granted over two surety bonds worth Rs 10 million each.
It is pertinent to know that Hamza Shahbaz was indicted in money laundering case in November 2020 along with his father Shahbaz Sharif.
They both had pleaded ‘not guilty’ citing political victimization by NAB.
A total of 16 people have been named in the case, of which 11 are currently under trial.