Money Laundering case: Petition of Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza fixed for hearing

Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahbaz appear before court in money laundering case

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Lahore: Banking court on Tuesday has conducted hearing on a case pertaining to money laundering through sugar mills against Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Opposition Leader in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz.

At the hearing, Shebaz Sharif stated that none of the challenges raised by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FIA) targeted him.

At the same time, the judge condemned President PML-N for arguing with him baselessly. Shehbaz Sharif replied, I am not arguing, but telling you the truth.

Previously, the FIA ​​had submitted detailed information on the 45 bank accounts of Shebaz Sharif, his sons Hamza and Salman Shabaz in the money laundering case.

Officials said the defendant could be sentenced to seven years in prison, fines and confiscation of property.

Earlier, FIA had submitted a challan against Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz and declared them as prime accused.

Shehbaz Sharif had termed the allegations of money laundering and kickback as baseless. Daily Mail’s lawyer had confessed to not having enough evidence during the proceedings in British court, he added.

NAB prosecutor said that London’s verdict has nothing to do with this case.

PML-N president had also submitted an appreciation letter of Chinese ambassador in the court on which, NAB prosecutor raised objections.

On November 11, 2020, Mian Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz Sharif were indicted in money laundering reference by accountability court.

None of the defendants in the case pleaded guilty. Shehbaz Sharif said in rejecting the allegations from anti-corruption regulators that he was politically hurt.

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