LAHORE: An accountability court on Thursday ordered that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) PresidentShehbaz Sharif, who has been arrested in connection to theAshiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case, be sent to jail.

Shehbaz, who has been in National Accountability Bureau’s (NAB) custody since October 5 in connection to the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case, was presented before an accountability court in Lahore as his physical remand ended today.

As the hearing went under way, NAB sought an extension in Shehbaz’s remand. However, the NAB prosecutor failed to provide satisfactory answers after which the court rejected theaccountability watchdog’s request for a further extension in Shehbaz’s remand and ordered that he be sent to jail.