Nawaz Sharif's nephew arrested by NAB in Pakistan

World Tuesday 11/June/2019 14:21 PM
By: Times News Service
Nawaz Sharif's nephew arrested by NAB in Pakistan

Lahore: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's nephew has been arrested by officials from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), Radio Pakistan announced.

Hamza Shahbaz, son of PML-N President and opposition leader Shahbaz Sharif was taken into custody after a hearing at the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday. Sharif is the head of the opposition in the Punjab State Assembly.

Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, commenting on the arrest, stated on Pakistan TV that the courts of Pakistan are free and that no-one is above the law.

Shahbaz's arrest comes one day after former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was taken into custody.