Lahore: NAB team reaches Hamza Shehbaz’s house again for his arrest

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LAHORE: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team on Saturday reached to the residence of of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Hamza Shehbaz Sharif here again for his arrest, ARY News reported on Saturday.

The NAB team had earlier conducted a raid at the residence of the and Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz on Friday for his arrest in a NAB case but returned after a standoff at H-96 residence of Sharif.

The accountability bureau officials have expressed their determination for arrest of the PML-N leader at any cost today.

Deputy Director Chaudhry Asghar, talking to ARY News said, “We have his arrest warrants, we will not leave the place till he produce arrest.”

The police officials came for the arrest of Hamza Shehbaz have cordoned of his residence in Lahore’s Model Town.

Moreover, Hamza Shehbaz Sharif has challenged his arrest warrant in the Lahore High Court.

In his petition, Hamza Shehbaz said that the NAB illegally conducted raid at his residence in Lahore on Friday. The petition said that the LHC had earlier in an order said that the NAB should inform Hamza prior to his arrest.

The petitioner has pleaded to the court for suspension of his arrest warrant. He has also sought the court to initiate contempt of court proceedings against the NAB over violation of the court orders.

A team of the bureau comprising seven to eight members yesterday raided at 96 H residence of Hamza Shehbaz along with his arrest warrants issued by the Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, in an inquiry in assets beyond known sources of income.

However, the team was denied and resisted from arresting Hamza Shehbaz despite showing arrest warrants to Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz, who were present at the 96 H residence in Model Town.

A large number of PML-N workers reached the residence of Hamza Shehbaz and observed sit-in at the main gate of the residence. The agitated PML-N workers also manhandled the members of NAB team and torn clothes of an official.

Sensing the importance of the matter, DG NAB Punjab had informed chairman accountability bureau and other concerned authorities about the prevailing situation.

Later, the chairman NAB had asked the team to return back amid resistance and threats of severe consequences to them.

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