NAB on Tuesday arrested Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz from inside the Lahore High Court (LHC) in two cases regarding money laundering and holding assets beyond means.
A NAB team left the court with Hamza, who was taken to the Thokar Niaz Baig offices of the accountability watchdog.
The arrest took place after Hamza’s lawyer withdrew the application for bail extension in the two corruption cases.
Prior to his arrest today, while speaking to the media. “I will quit politics if it is proven that I was involved in corrupt practices,” he said.
Hamza, the son of PML-N president and National Assembly opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif, is facing inquiries in the cases related to Ramzan Sugar Mills, money laundering and assets beyond means.
Maryam Nawaz condemned the arrest by writing on Twitter: “Prisons are neither new for Hamza Shahbaz nor for the PML-N, we have faced the atrocities perpetrated by a dictator.”