Pakistani opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif (file photo:ANI)
Pakistani opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif (file photo:ANI)

Shehbaz Sharif's judicial remand extended till Jan 3

ANI | Updated: Dec 22, 2018 14:16 IST

Lahore [Pakistan], Dec 22 (ANI): An accountability court here on Friday extended the judicial remand of Pakistani opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif and two others till January 3 in connection to Ashiana Housing Scheme scam.
Sharif and ex-DG LDA (Lahore Development Authority) Ahad Khan Cheema and former principal secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad appeared before the court. In response to a reference filed in the case, the prosecutor told the court that it was ready and would be filed in two to three days.
Following this, the court extended the judicial remand for almost two weeks and directed the prosecution to present the accused persons on the stipulated date, Express Tribune reported.
On October 5, Sharif, the brother of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was arrested by the NAB on charges of misusing authority and corruption in the Rs 14 billion Ashiana Housing Scheme during his tenure as the Punjab Chief Minister (2013 to 2018).
Sharif, has, however, denied the allegations and termed it as "baseless". (ANI)