Ashiana Housing Scheme Scam: Shehbaz Sharif's Judicial Remand Extended Till January 3
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif. (Photo Credits: ANI)

Lahore, December 22:  An accountability court here on Friday extended the judicial remand of Pakistani opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif and two others till January 3 in connection to Ashiana Housing Scheme scam.

Sharif and ex-DG LDA (Lahore Development Authority) Ahad Khan Cheema and former principal secretary Fawad Hassan Fawad appeared before the court. In response to a reference filed in the case, the prosecutor told the court that it was ready and would be filed in two to three days.

Following this, the court extended the judicial remand for almost two weeks and directed the prosecution to present the accused persons on the stipulated date, Express Tribune reported. PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif Arrested by NAB in Another Graft Case.

On October 5, Sharif, the brother of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was arrested by the NAB on charges of misusing authority and corruption in the Rs 14 billion Ashiana Housing Scheme during his tenure as the Punjab Chief Minister (2013 to 2018). Sharif, has, however, denied the allegations and termed it as "baseless".