Former PML-N MPA beats policemen while resisting Hamza Shehbaz’s arrest


LAHORE: A former member of provincial assembly (MPA) belonging to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) beat up police officials deployed on duty outside the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) office on Tuesday.

Former PML-N MPA Farzana Butt was caught on camera while pushing and slapping the policemen as she protested against Hamza Shehbaz’s arrest.

The police officials, however, did not respond to the politician’s anger.

It is pertinent to mention here that NAB arrested Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz from inside the Lahore High Court (LHC) in two cases regarding money laundering and holding assets beyond means on Tuesday.

A NAB team left the court with Hamza, who was then taken to the Thokar Niaz Baig office of the accountability watchdog.

The arrest took place after a two-member LHC bench, headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Naqvi, dismissed the bail applications filed by Hamza after his lawyer opted to withdraw the pleas in both cases.

Hamza, the son of PML-N president and National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif, is facing inquiries in the cases related to Ramzan Sugar Mills, money laundering and assets beyond means.

His arrest comes a day after former president and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari was arrested by NAB in Islamabad.