The Lahore High Court has controlled the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from capturing PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif.
A two-part seat containing Justice Tariq Abbasi and Justice Farooq Haider heard Shahbaz Sharif's between time bail application in the Lahore High Court. Azam Nazir Tarar and Amjad Pervez Advocate appeared in the court on behalf of Shahbaz Sharif while Special Prosecutor Syed Faisal Raza Bukhari appeared in the court on behalf of NAB.
During the hearing, the court asked where the petitioner Shahbaz Sharif was. On which Shahbaz Sharif's lawyer said that he is present in the courtroom and is a cancer patient.
The court asked, "Do you fear arrest?" To which the lawyer replied that the record requested by NAB was given but still NAB is eager for arrest. The court inquired at what stage is the case against Shahbaz Sharif? On which his lawyer said that the case against Shahbaz Sharif is at the stage of the investigation.
The court asked the NAB prosecutor whether NAB opposed Shahbaz Sharif's bail application. Syed Faisal Bukhari replied that NAB would oppose the bail of Shahbaz Sharif. The court, after hearing the arguments of the parties, restrained the NAB from arresting Shahbaz Sharif till June 17.
It may be recalled that the NAB had raided Shahbaz Sharif's residence in Lahore yesterday in a disproportionate assets case but he was not present at the house. Shahbaz Sharif had filed a petition in the Lahore High Court seeking pre-arrest bail in which NAB chairman and others were made parties.