December 8, 2023

Court directs FIA to submit original challan against Shehbaz, Hamza


Staff Reporter – Lahore 

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Presiden Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz yesterday have appeared before banking court in money laundering case.

During the hearing, the court has directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) to submit original challan as soon as possible.

Earlier, FIA had prepared 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.

All the accused in the case pleaded not guilty. Shehbaz Sharif, while rejecting allegations of the anti-graft watchdog, said that he was being politically victimized.

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