Hamza Shahbaz seeks bail amid coronavirus outbreak

The coronavirus outbreak is getting out of hand with more and more cases emerging every few hours in Pakistan and while this is happening the, PML-N leader Hamza Shahbaz seeks bail filing a petition in the Lahore High Court (LHC).

Hamza Shahbaz was arrested in cases of money laundering and possession of assets beyond his means of income and wasn’t the only PML-N leader to have been arrested in similar charges of corruption.

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Hamza Shahbaz seeks bail from Lahore High Court (LHC) citing risk to his life amid coronavirus outbreak.

Now, Hamza Shahbaz seeks bail and has filed a petition in the Lahore High Court that states the concern about the spread of the coronavirus and how people in prisons are extremely vulnerable because it is extremely difficult to practice social distancing because of the confined space.

Read more: Four imams arrested, one escapes after violating directions in Punjab.

The petition states that the life of Hamza Shahbaz is at risk and requests that the court grant him bail.

Earlier yesterday, non bailable arrest warrant was issue for PMLN leader Shahid Khaqan Abbas as the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) filed a new reference against Abbasi for illegally appointment the MD for Pakistan State Oil.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was released on bail granted by the accountability court in Islamabad in the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) case was accused of causing damage to the national exchequer worth Rs. 138 million.

Read more: Non bailable arrest warrant issued for Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.

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