Pakistan''s opposition leader jailed for 10 days ahead of by


A delegation of opposition MNAs met National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser at his residence on Saturday and submitted a requisition request for an NA session on PML-N President and leader of the opposition Shehbaz Sharif's arrest.

A NAB court on Saturday heard charges that Sharif in 2014 illegally canceled a contract with a construction company and sought to award it to another company, allegedly for a bribe.

Yesterday, NAB arrested Shahbaz Sharif due to the corruption in Ashiana Housing Scheme.

The arrest of former Punjab chief minister followed shocking revelations of ex-principal secretary to PM, Fawad Hasan Fawad, who has become an approver in the cases against Shehbaz Sharif.

As Shehbaz reached the court, dozens of charged PML-N workers besieged his vehicle with some getting on it and chanting slogans in favour of their leader.

Sharif requested the court that it is political victimisation as he had not done any corruption during his tenure. The PML-N has also chose to consult with other opposition parties on the contemporary issues.

The court approved a remand of 10 days, and ordered that Shahbaz be produced before the court again on October 16.

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"Shahbaz Sharif being the chief minister had set great examples of transparency and honesty in all projects".

He said that the joint opposition would give tough time to the government and would not let it victimise the opposition parties in the name of accountability. "Sharif was called for interrogation in "Saaf Pani" case and detained in the Ashiana Housing case".

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

'Chaudhry Latif is an absconder in an anti-corruption case, ' Pervez said.

He claimed that the national exchequer had not suffered the loss of "even a single penny" in the case in which Shahbaz was arrested today.

Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has on Sunday termed arrest of its party president "unacceptable" whereas supreme leader Nawaz Sharif has summoned an extraordinary huddle of PML-N's central executive committee on Monday to devise future strategy.