Lahore: A court on Friday failed to indict Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chairman and National Assembly opposition leader Sheikh Baz Sharif and his son Hamzah Shahbaz in a money laundering case.
During the hearing, the PML-N leader told the court that he did not embezzle a single cent. He told us that we have saved billions of rupees in the Saaf Pani and Orange Line Train projects.
The court then adjourned until February 28 a hearing on the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FIA) money-laundering issue.
The FIA had previously submitted details of 45 bank accounts of Shehbaz Sharif, his son Hamza and Salman Shahbaz in a money laundering case.
Officials said the accused could be sentenced to seven years in prison, along with fines and property confiscation.
Earlier, the FIA filed a challenge against Sheikh Baz Sharif and Hamzah Baz and declared them the main defendants.
Shehbaz Sharif called the money laundering and kickback allegations baseless. He added that the Daily Mail’s lawyers admitted there was insufficient evidence in the proceedings in the UK courts.
NAB prosecutors said the London verdict had nothing to do with the case.
The president of PML-N also submitted to the court a letter of thanks from the Chinese ambassador, which NAB prosecutors disputed.