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Shehbaz to be presented before accountability court in Lahore today

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, who is currently in the National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody, will be flown from Islamabad to Lahore today for his appearance before an accountability court.

Shehbaz has been in NAB’s custody since October 5 in connection to the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case.

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.

An accountability court in Islamabad had on October 31 extended Shehbaz’s transit remand till November 6 and then till November 10.

As his transit remand ends today, Shehbaz will be presented before an accountability court in Lahore.

NAB has accused Shehbaz of misusing his powers while being the chief minister of Punjab in an inquiry pertaining to Punjab Land Development Company (PLDC).

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