ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Saturday was arrested again by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Ramzan Sugar Mills case, Aaj News reported.
Sharif, who is in NAB custody from October 5 was airborne from Islamabad to Lahore to attend his hearing as his transit remand in the case pertaining to Ashiana Housing Scandal ended today.
As the hearing was underway, NAB prosecutor stated that, former CM Punjab is arrested today in Ramzan Sugar Mills case for illegally using public funds for the construction of a bridge linking to their mills in Chiniot, Punjab.
Sharif’s counsel however, argued that the new request for his client’s arrest has been filed on wrong basis. He further added that as per law a person arrested in one case is considered to be arrested in other cases as well.
On October 29, an accountability court had granted the PML-N president a three-day transit remand to attend National Assembly sessions. The leader of the opposition in NA was then flown to Islamabad and his Minister’s Enclave residence had been declared sub-jail.
Later, an accountability court in Islamabad extended Shehbaz’s transit remand from October 31 till November 6 and then till November 10.