Opposition leader in Pakistan’s Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz was arrested Tuesday inside the Lahore High Court by the officials of the country’s anti-graft body in cases related to money laundering and holding assets beyond means, according to a media report.
The arrest took place after a two-member Lahore High Court (LHC) bench dismissed bail applications filed by Hamza after his lawyer opted to withdraw the pleas in two corruption cases.
Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) vice president is under investigation by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in the Ramzan Sugar Mills, Saaf Paani project and assets beyond known means of income cases.
Hamza, the son of PML-N president and National Assembly opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif, told reporters prior to his arrest that not even a “one rupee” corruption could be proven against him.
“I will quit politics if it is proven that I was involved in corrupt practices,” he was