LAHORE: An accountability court on Wednesday granted the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) physical remand of the Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz for two weeks.
The court while granting the physical remand told the anti-graft body team to present the accused in the court on June 26.
Hamza was arrested by the anti-graft body on Tuesday after his bail plea was rejected by the Lahore High Court.
The NAB team brought the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader, being investigated by the in the Ramzan Sugar Mills, ‘Saaf Paani’ and assets beyond means cases, in the accountability court judge Jawad-ul-Hassan amid tight security, seeking his physical remand.
The NAB has alleged that Hamza had misappropriated public funds for his personal use and accumulated assets worth millions of rupees without being able to identify the source of this income.
NAB prosecutor Waris Ali Janjua will present charges against Hamza before seeking his physical remand.
Meanwhile, a heavy contingent of police had been deployed outside the court and lawyers and media persons were barred from entering the court premises.
The lawyers chanted anti-police and anti-government slogans after they were barred from entering the court, which resulted in a ruckus, causing partial damage to the outer wall of the accountability court. However, no one was injured in the incident.