Shehbaz Sharif arrested in money laundering, assets case

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Monday arrested PML-N President and leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, Shehbaz Sharif in relation to ongoing money-laundering and assets beyond means cases against him.

President Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PMLN) appeared in Lahore High Court earlier in the day seeking some reprieve which was rejected by the court.

Officials of the national anti-graft body took the politicians under arrest from the court premises after his plea for extension in his interim bail was dismissed.

On September 24, Sharif’s interim bail was extended till Monday in the money-laundering case.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had filed Rs7 billion money laundering and assets beyond means reference against Shehbaz and his family members last month, including his wife Nusrat Shehbaz, sons – Hamza, Salman Shehbaz – and two daughters, Rabia Imran and Javeria Ali.