LAHORE: Justice Shehram Sarwar Chaudhary of the Lahore High Court excused from the hearing of bail petition of PML-N President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif for personal reasons.
On which, LHC Chief Justice formed a new bench led by Justice Abid Masood Naqvi and comprising Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem, who was the part of previous bench.
Chairman NAB and others were made parties in the petition.
The petition, which was filed through Advocate Amjad Pervaiz, said that Shehbaz Sharif started his business in 1972 and played an important role in agriculture, sugar and textile industries and joined politics in 1988 for the betterment of the society.
“I was arrested in the same case in 2018 and fully cooperated with NAB”, said Shehbaz Sharif in his plea. He asked the court to restrain the anti-graft body from arresting him by pleading that the NAB was unable to prove any evidence against him when he was arrested earlier.