A division bench of the Lahore High Court on Tuesday extended till November 20 the pre-arrest interim bail of Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz. The bench restrained the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) from arresting him. The court already allowed the bail to Hamza subjected to furnishing two surety bonds of Rs 1,000,000 each. Hamza Shahbaz appeared before the court but his counsel Azam Nazir Tarar was not available. A requested was made on behalf of Tarar that he was out of country to attend a law conference. The bench allowed the request and extended the bail. A number of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers were also present who chanted slogans in favour of the party’s leaders. Published in Daily Times, November 14th 2018.