Lahore court extends Shehbaz Sharif’s remand by 14 days

WION Web Team Delhi, India Oct 16, 2018, 01.30 PM(IST)

Shehbaz Sharif, Former Punjab (Pak) chief minister. Photograph:( ANI )

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Shehbaz Sharif was arrested by the NAB on October 5 for his alleged involvement in the Ashiana Housing Scheme scam. 

The leader of Opposition in Pakistan's National Assembly and President of the Pakistan Muslim League-N, Shehbaz Sharif's remand has been extended by 14 days by Lahore's Accountability Court. 

According to reports, Sharif will now be presented before the court on October 30. He will be attending a Parliamentary session on Wednesday despite being under arrest, sources told WION.

Shehbaz Sharif was arrested by the NAB on October 5 for his alleged involvement in the Ashiana Housing Scheme scam, shortly ahead of the Pakistan by-polls.

Sharif was arrested on charges of misusing authority and resorting to corruption in the housing scheme, during his tenure as the Chief Minister of Punjab province.

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is himself jailed for his involvement in corruption references, termed the "ridiculous" arrest of his brother Shehbaz Sharif as the PTI government's "worst victimisation."