Shehbaz Sharif PML-N President was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Lahore on Monday after his bail was rejected by the court in the money-laundering case.
NAB officials took the leader of the opposition into custody from the court premises.
The arrest was made as the bail petition filed by the PML-N president in the asset beyond means and the money-laundering case was rejected by the Lahore High Court and canceled his interim bail.
اپوزیشن لیڈر شہباز شریف کی درخواست ضمانت خارج، لاہور ہائیکورٹ سے گرفتار۔— Shehbaz Sharif Updates (@ShehbazUpdates) September 28, 2020
عوام کی بڑی تعداد لاہور ہائیکورٹ کے باہر پہنچ گئی۔ pic.twitter.com/339BCe2vdH
Reacting to the news of his arrest, PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz in a tweet said that Shehbaz was “arrested ONLY because he REFUSED to play in the hands of those who wanted to use him against his brother”.
Make no mistake. Shehbaz Sharif has been arrested ONLY because he REFUSED to play in the hands of those who wanted to use him against his brother. He preferred standing behind prison bars than to stand against his brother. Shahbaz Sharif, aap ko SALAM!— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) September 28, 2020
“He preferred standing behind prison bars than to stand against his brother,” she added. “You will not be able to save your false and fake mandate even by arresting Shehbaz Sharif.
“Whatever decisions were made by the Shehbaz Sharif-led PML-N delegation at the APC, every PML-N worker will remain steadfast on these promises”.
آپ شہباز شریف کو گرفتار کر کہ بھی اپنے جھوٹے اور جعلی مینڈیٹ کو نہیں بچا سکیں گے۔ شہباز شریف کی سربراہی میں مسلم لیگ (ن) کے وفد نے اے پی سی میں جو بھی فیصلے کیے مسلم لیگ (ن) کا ہر کارکن ان وعدوں پر ثابت قدم رہے گا۔ انشاءاللّہ! آج ہم سب شہباز شریف ہیں!— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) September 28, 2020