LONDON: The United Kingdom (UK) National Crime Agency (NCA) has acquitted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chairman Mian Shehbaz Sharif of money laundering charges.
According to documents provided by Dunya News, the investigation was launched at the request of the Pakistani government, and the NCA froze the assets of the opposition leader of the National Assembly in December 2019.
The British agency has concluded its investigation into Sheikh Baz Sharif after failing to find any evidence against him.
Earlier in September 2021, a UK court also acquitted Shehbaz Sharif and his family of money laundering charges.
No evidence of money laundering, corruption or criminal activity was found in the bank accounts of Shebaz Sharif and his family, according to the report submitted to the court. The 21-month survey looks at 20 years of financial affairs.
The court acquitted Shahbaz Sharif and his family of money laundering and criminal charges and ordered the reinstatement of the bank accounts of President PML-N and those of his family.