Opposition leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif is yet to be released on bail by jail authorities despite court orders.
His release, which came to light on Friday, has been delayed due to the absence of the signature of one of the judges of the two-member bench hearing the case filed by the National Accountability Bureau. Has been released. There are allegations of money laundering in the possession of assets beyond known sources of income.
On April 13, a two-judge bench had approved Shahbaz’s release on bail, which could include a bail of Rs 500,000 on each of his bail bonds. But it was signed by a judge and not. Other.
According to the court order Geo NewsJustice Muhammad Sarfraz Sugar has signed, but Justice Asjad Gharal has not.
Bail bonds could not be submitted due to the absence of a signature.
Sources have said Geo News That a dissenting note from Justice Gharal is about to come to light. Legal experts say that when this happens, the matter will go to the Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court and he will appoint a referral judge.
Shahbaz was taken into custody by the NAB on September 28, 2020.
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