Pakistan’s Opposition Leader Jailed For 10 Days Ahead Of By

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Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry commenting on the arrest of Leader of the Opposition, PML-N President and former Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif by the National Accountability Bureau hinted that other arrests were to follow.

In the court, Sharif denied all the allegations and told the court that he had saved billions of rupees in different development project during his term as Punjab chief minister.

NAB said in a brief statement that Shehbaz, the younger brother of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was taken into custody in a house scheme scandal in Lahore.

Meanwhile a large number of PML-N workers have put up a show of solidarity with Shahbaz Sharif outside the accountability court.

Following the hearing, Sharif was sent back to the NAB office - where he had spent the previous night - in an armoured vehicle amid tight security.

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Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Hamza accused Prime Minister Imran Khan of colluding with NAB to have opposition leaders arrested so his party could avoid defeat in the by-polls thus month.

"They can not arrest the leader of the opposition in this manner", Tarar said.

The delegation, comprising of PML-N, JUI and JI leaders, visited the speaker at his Islamabad residence where they submitted a requisition to call the assembly session as soon as possible after Shehbaz Sharif's arrest. What remains clear is that Shahbaz Sharif's arrest has added much to the prevailing political tension at a time when the government's austerity measures required political consensus and understanding between the government and the opposition. Saaf Pani company is one of the 56 public limited companies which PMLN created in Pakistan's Punjab after assuming power in the province in 2013.

NAB officials took Shehbaz in custody on Friday afternoon after he appeared before NAB investigators in alleged corruption cases, officials said.

Nawaz Sharif, who remains embroiled in corruption cases, after being ousted, jailed and then released on bail, called the arrest "political vendetta" - a contention also supported by several local media outlets and independent analysts.

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