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An accountability court granted National Accountability Bureau (NAB) physical remand of Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif till October 13 in the money laundering case.

Earlier, NAB presented the leader of the opposition before the court to request for his physical remand. During the hearing, the leader argued his case himself and said that baseless allegations have been levelled against him.

NAB's counsel, Asim Mumtaz, requested the court to grant NAB 15-day physical remand of Sharif. However, the court granted the bureau a 14-day physical remand of the PML-N leader.

The PML-N president was arrested on Monday by the bureau after his bail plea was rejected by the Lahore High Court. NAB has filed a Rs8 billion reference of money laundering against Sharif, his two sons and other family members. The main suspects are Sharif's wife Nusrat Shehbaz, his sons Hamza Shehbaz and Suleman Shehbaz, daughters Rabia Imran and Javeria Ali.

The accountability watchdog said that Shehbaz's family received fake foreign remittances of billions in their personal bank accounts. It added that the family has failed to justify the sources of funds used for the acquisition of assets.

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