The Accountability Court in Lahore on Monday extended former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif's physical remand by 10 days in the Ashiana Housing scheme case.

The Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president was presented in court today. During the hearing, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) sought a 15-day extension in his physical remand.

The Court earlier reserved its decision on NAB's request for an extension but later extended it by 10 days, including a three-day transit remand. The court then ordered that Shehbaz be produced again on November 7.

The PML-N workers chanted slogans against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and even clashed with police personnel deployed outside the court. Following the clashes, police resorted to baton-charge.

Senior PML-N leaders, including Marriyum Aurangzeb, were not allowed to enter the court for the hearing.

Earlier in the morning, Shehbaz Sharif was brought to court amid tight security.

Shehbaz was arrested on October 5 in the Ashiana Iqbal Housing Scheme case after he appeared before NAB in the Saaf Pani case.

Prior to that, on October 6, the Accountability Court in Lahore had granted the NAB a 10-day physical remand of Shehbaz. The PML-N president’s remand was then extended on October 16 by 14 days.

The PML-N president's physical remand ends tomorrow, however, he is being presented in the accountability court today as October 30 is a holiday.

During the hearing, Shehbaz presented arguments in his defense himself. 

"I have been implicated in false cases," Shehbaz told the Accountability Court. "NAB officials blackmail me," he added.

The PML-N president further said, "I have blood cancer and they won't even allow me to get my check-up done."

Stating that he "served the province," Shehbaz upheld, "If this is a crime then I will continue doing it. God's court is the biggest."

The leader of the opposition in National Assembly regretted, "I am not even allowed to meet my family."

Last month, Shehbaz Sharif was summoned by NAB in the Ashiana Housing case while former Lahore Development Authority chairman Ahad Cheema is on judicial remand after having been arrested over the case.